From a super-slick urbanite chicken coop (and its slightly larger big sister coop) to a redesigned beehive for the home hobbyist, UK-based Omlet have a track record of taking key elements of the backyard agriculture trend and updating them for the new millenium.
And while some hardcore DIYers will no doubt scoff at the price tags, these things are not quite in the Williams Sonoma league of new agrarianism. So for those of us who would like to keep chickens or bees, but can't—or don't want to—brush up on our DIY skills to do it, Omlet is providing a much needed service.
Their latest product is the Hungry Bin worm composter which, much like the Eglu chicken coop before it, seems designed to minimize any possible bodily contact with unfinished poop (or worms):
The tapered shape of the Hungry Bin compresses the worm compost as it moves down to the collection tray. Your first worm compost will be ready to harvest in 3-6 months (depending on how many worms you start with) and you simply unlatch the tray and remove it! No digging around in mulch, it’s the clean and effortless way to get the best compost in the world.
With prices ranging from £189 to £225 in the UK (US$290 to $350), these things aren't as cheep as the classic DIY worm bin. But their a whole lot more convenient.
No word on when the Hungry Bin will be available at the US branch of Omlet.