HOW TO – Build an ambient air fridge

Energy & Sustainability
HOW TO – Build an ambient air fridge

It seems so obvious. If you live in an area with a decent winter, you can create a fridge on the outside wall of your kitchen that opens to the elements to create an “ambient air fridge” (AAF). If you’re wondering what you do on an unseasonably warm day, the builder keeps a few jugs of water in a snowbank as an emergency ice source. Living in Vermont, he’s able to use his AAF from mid-November to early-April. Obviously, YMMV in different locales.

DIY Super Energy Efficient Refrigerator – Link

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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