Anyone can make a compost. It is entirely up to you how much you want to compost. You can even make a small amount just for deck gardening. The first step is to decide where you want your compost bin and how big. You can compost many ways, some will make piles, some will have it in a compost bin, some in a compost barrel. Just choose what works best for you. The bins make it a little more "neater" looking. We have more than one bin. One came from our neighbors, they chose to get rid of it and it is a very small one that they purchased.
(This picture was taken in 2009. Behind the blue barrel is our small purchased compost bin; on the other side of the tree is our pallet crate bin we made. Nothing fancy.)