AKER Project: Flat-Pack Hen House, Worm Bin, Beehive for Urban Farming




As many of us become more concerned and aware of the foods we are consuming, urban farming has taken off as not only a way to produce healthy foods, but also to help produce foods in a more economical and environmentally-friendly fashion. Now, the AKER project is utilizing the power of CNC technology to make food production tools available to everyone.

The flat pack designs make it efficient for the AKER team to ship to backers around the world, and construction can be completed quickly thanks to the slot and peg assembly systems. The AKER farming system includes a beehive, chicken coop, raised bed garden, worm composter, and an indoor grow wall. For those with access to a CNC router, the AKER team is also releasing the plans for all 6 designs allowing them to be cut locally.

Fab Lab El Paso’s Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Gustavo Arriaga worked on the team of international designers to co-create the EggHaus and the WormHaus.

If you are interested in starting your own organic farm, and would like to support the AKER Open Source Project, please come down to Fab Lab for all your CNC Machining needs!

AKER Crowdfunding Video from Tristan Copley Smith on Vimeo.

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