I love the idea and would use it. The things I am thinking about is space in my kitchen to add new furniture. I have done communal vermiculture in an office setting and it was fine. Once in a while there was a flare up. Too moist = smell and fruit flies. So training, experimentation and tolerance for some yuckyness is really important. Also one thing with vermiculture is you need someone to watch it if you are away. Good luck!