Visit us in Ballard!

Visit us in Ballard!

  We now have a display yard in in the parking lot at 412 NW 65th Street 98117 in Ballard.  Hours are by appointment or you can just stop by and look through the fence.  Everything on-site will be 10% off through April 20th!  We currently have 7 coops in stock.  

Non-toxic garden hoses!

Non-toxic garden hoses!

Saltbox is now offering Oregon made, super high-quality garden hoses, These high quality hoses are made with 100% Lead Free Polyurethane and are 100% Phthalate Free; 100% BPA Free; 100% PVC Free. (To learn more about toxins in garden hose click here). Shipping is free with the purchase of a coop, also you can pick one … Continue reading

“Permaculture” coop on Bainbridge Island

“Permaculture” coop on Bainbridge Island

This was a very interesting coop built to Scott James‘ design last fall on his mini-farm.  The coop was built on a steep slope with a door at the top end to “input” litter.  The chickens’ activity slowly works the litter down, mixing it with their manure until it rest against a “tailgate” at the bottom end … Continue reading

Vegetable washing station, Raised Beds, and Worm Benches

Vegetable washing station, Raised Beds, and Worm Benches

    In addition to 22 raised beds, we have installed composts bins, farm tables, greenhouse benches, a vegetable wash area using a re-purposed sink (pictured) and these worm bins that double as benches at the Green Plate Special garden (2115 25th Ave. S., Seattle 98144, greenplatespecial.org). “Founded in 2011, Green Plate Special (GPS) engages ethnically diverse, middle-school … Continue reading

Recent project

Recent project

This modified “Portage Bay Coop” has an extra two feet of space to the right with a raised bed on top.  We also added a shingle roof and a purple double exterior nesting box.

50,000 Pins!

50,000 Pins!

We just passed the 50,000 mark for pins on Pinterest for our Williams-Sonoma “Cedar Chicken Coop with Planter.  Thanks for all the love!

William-Sonoma Dog House

William-Sonoma Dog House

My Living Roof Dog House is now available through William-Sonoma!  Designed for a medium sized dog and ready to plant with sedums or other drought-tollerant plants (like the wonderful “Sempervivum Fame.” shown below). The living roof keeps your pet cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.  Made of Western Red Cedar siding, galvalume roofing, and pine … Continue reading

101 coops so far this year!

The first “Saltbox Coop” was built in March of 2010, and we made 47 more that year.  In 2011, the total grew to 69.  Last year we made 102.   Thanks to all the fans for making this a viable enterprise!