The Parasite Farm consists of a worm-composter and illumined plant boxes. With these tools users are able to create a small-scale nutrient cycle by composting biological waste, producing humus soil and growing vegetables or herbs — all within their apartment. To integrate with the interior and built upon our habits both the vermicompost system and the plant boxes use existing furniture as infrastructure.

The nutrient cycle begins where food becomes waste: On the cutting board. It is the cover of the vermicompost-container and can be slid aside to easily shove food scraps into the container. 

This project was realized in collaboration with Charlotte Dieckmann.


An indoor nutrient cycle, bringing ecological farming into the apartment.


Pictures by André Giesemann