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Composter’s Hut

Note: The Composter’s Hut cannot be built until you have a level 3 Farm (or three level 1 Farms, or another equivalent) and have finished the research in the University.

The Composter’s Hut is where the Composter will turn organic materials into compost, which can be used by the Farmer or Florist to fertilize crops or flowers. They can also create dirt if you have the setting enabled, which the Builder can use in buildings. The Composter uses compost barrels to make compost or dirt.

Hint: The higher the level of the Composter’s Hut, the more compost barrels the Composter will be able to use. So:

Building Level Compost Barrels
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5

Composter's Hut

Composter's Hut



Composter’s Hut GUI


When accessing the Composter’s Hut block by right-clicking on it, you will see a GUI with different options. You start on the main tab:

  • Pencil: Allows you to rename the building. The level of the building will always be listed after the name.

  • Hut Level: Tells you the type of hut and the build level of the building you have selected.

  • Assigned Workers: Tells you the worker assigned to this building.

  • Manage Workers: Lets you change which worker is assigned to work at this hut. There can only be one worker at each hut. Note: this only works if you have turned the worker hiring mode in the Town Hall block to manual, otherwise your citizens will be hired automatically.

  • Recall Worker: Recalls the worker at this building to their hut block. You might use it if they are stuck somewhere, you want to see what they have, or want to give them something directly.

  • Build Options: Lets you create a build, upgrade, or repair build order for this hut. To learn more about the building system, please visit the Builder page.

  • Pickup Priority: You can set the priority that a Courier will visit this hut and pick up items (when the worker at this hut issues a request), or you can tell Couriers to never visit this hut to pick up items. You can also tell a Courier to do a pickup now using the Request Pickup Now button. (For the pickup priority, 10 is the highest.)

  • Inventory: Here you can access the hut block’s storage, where the worker at this hut takes and deposits materials. They will also use any racks that were placed in the hut when it was built or upgraded, so be sure to check those as well!

  • ?: Some huts have an in-game guide. Press the ? button to access it.

  • A chest icon: Click this button to see all the items in the hut’s storage (including the hut block’s inventory and any racks that came with the hut). Clicking the ? button next to an item’s count will highlight the storage container it’s in.


The second tab of the GUI is Items to Compost.

  • Items to compost: Here you will see a list of all the items that were recognized for the composter to use, including modded items. All items are off by default. You can then select which items you want the composter to use by clicking on the button. The black box at the top lets you search for items.
  • Reset to Default: Resets all items to off.


The third tab of the GUI is Settings.

  • Produce Dirt: Turning this on will make dirt instead of compost. It also occassionally produces podzol.

  • Min Warehouse Stock: This is the minimum number of an item to be left in the warehouse before the hut will request and compost other items. The default is 16.

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