The easiest way to grow mushrooms at home is with a five gallon bucket full of coffee grounds, and some Oyster Mushroom spawn. Spent coffee grounds can almost always be obtained free from a nearby coffee shop. Oyster mushroom spawn can be purchased online from Amazon or from a mushroom lab near you. Detailed instructions for putting together a five gallon mushroom farm can be found http://www.stormthecastle.com/terrarium/how-to-grow-mushrooms.htm
Yellow Oyster Mushrooms They are one of the most profitable exotic mushrooms to grow; a huge demand for them. Last year:, 1.5+ million lbs of exotic mushrooms were grown. High demand; very easy to grow; take about 6 weeks from start to harvest time; no full-time commitment necessary. You can still have a full-time job & be a successful mushroom grower. You need just a few hours a week to spare. Sell: $10-$15 per Kg
A laundry basket make a great container for growing mushrooms! The holes are already there for you; allowing for air flow, drainage, and easy fruiting/picking. Using this method with oyster mushrooms is great for beginners.