Trying To Being Self-Sufficiant

Self-sufficiency seems to be a goal for many people these days, even those who live in urban settings. Studio Segers has introduced a line of modular components that can be fitted together to provide city dwellers a place to grow vegetables, raise chickens, make compost, and even store their tools. This is so cool.

urban-farm daily-needs-mini-farm

The Daily Needs Modular Chicken Coop and Garden consists of several parts that can be put together as needed. If you want to plant some veggies in a raised garden, you can use just the gardening module. If you only want a convenient composting bin, you can use the compost module on its own as well.
But when all of the modules are used together, a beautiful thing happens: a compact, efficient mini-farm that can be placed just about anywhere. It configuration and placement are flexible, so you don’t have to have a long wall against which to put all of the pieces in a neat line.


The residents of an apartment building or co-op could easily purchase the modular system as a group, then use the mini-farm to supplement their nutritional needs. The project could also be a kind of community-building activity that encourages neighbors to work together and become better acquainted.

The units are all meant to be shipped flat to minimize delivery costs. Although the design is a concept and not currently for sale, it did win the Ovam Eco Design Award Pro in 2013. It’s a strong concept that could help not only build communities, but help to build the confidence of would-be farmers who were never sure they could handle a whole garden and chicken coop on their own.

How cool is that?

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