Long Term Windowless Living

Posted: May 19, 2015 in Ideas
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If you’re like me you’d be just fine in a windowless environment for a good while, but I realize, not everyone is like me. So here are a few options, not only to sustain your life in a windowless environment such as a bunker, shelter or other safe structure, but also a way to beat the depression.

First off I’d like to talk about something that we all think of when we think of long term living “underground” – sustainable food supply. Heirloom seeds are readily available on the internet in any variety or quantity, and once grown there are many edible vegetables that are “immortal” – you can just keep growing them forever from the scraps!

I’m getting a bit ahead of myself though… okay, indoor gardening.  There are a lot of edibles that do great growing indoors.


There are also several ways to grow indoors… you have the traditional dirt and pot method, hydroponics (this seems to have the added benefits of faster growing and a space saver as well), or even upside down.

There are tons of lighting mediums you can find on the internet, specialized to help plants grow as if they were in sunlight.

Then there are excellent re-grower plants…

  • Lettuce
  • Celery
  • Lemongrass
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Peppers
  • Fennel
  • Tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Turnips

There are many websites that show step by step information on how to do these excellent immortal vegetables!

But what do you do about the depression? Well, just so happens….

You can purchase incredibly realistic looking windows and skylights to mimic any landscape you wish! Alternatively you could make them yourself for much cheaper, with a “window frame” light-box and semi transparent scenery on a plastic or glass plate. These would also be beneficial for anyone who has a small living space with windows that face bare brick walls or smoggy city-scapes… unless you like that type of thing.

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