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Worm bin design improvements

worm bin construction tips for improving lid access

The current worm bin design has 2 flaws that I hope to fix on the next generation of bins.

Using a sheet of plywood for the lid seems like it won't last much more than a few years before it warps beyond the comfort level and the hinge placement makes for a long stretch to reach the other side.

I'm thinking of cutting the lid area in half and hinging them on the sides with more of a steeple shape so most of the rain can run off while some of it can be channeled inside depending on the dryness level. Maybe a sheet of thin roofing tin with a wooden frame for support would stand the test of time?

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Can't tell you how much I appreciate the time you spend sharing how to do things better - I am sure I will use much of what you discuss here on our own homestead in the near future. Thanks Anna and Mark.
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