To create a successful compost system is quite personal. I mean, you need to consider your waste, your resources, your time, your space. These factors are crucial to a thriving compost.
We have very little food waste. Whatever waste we have goes to the chickens or pigs. We do have a reasonable amount of green waste (grass cuttings, tree cuttings, garden cuttings), brown waste (straw, fallen leaves, and newspaper) and a large amount of poo. So we chose a system that requires every second layer to be a poo layer.
In regard to size, we have built two, one cubic metre bays. Removable slats on the front. We have decided that in the next month we will add another two bays, sharing the back walls of the bays. Four bays will work well for us here, considering the amount of waste that is created. So as we start layering..
Watering in every layer.
Cover. Let it sit for one month and then stir every fortnight. Be ready in a few months.
We have just created one gorgeous circle.