The worm bins are so easy to maintain. We love it. We started it last year to cut down on our waste (in addition to our regular compost bin). We feed the worms all of our veggie scraps. In the begining we had to start feeding them slowly, but now the worms and keep up with all of our kitchen scraps (family of 5). Whatever we don't feed the worms goes to the compost bin. We use a earth machine compost bin. (Our county gave it to us for free). For our worms we use two Rubbermaid type containers. One set inside the other, with holes poked into the inner container for drainage. I live in a tropical climate with temperatures from 70-90 all year round and our rooms live outside. They don't stink so I think they could live inside in a dark closet or cabinet just fine.