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Published by Farallones Institute in Occidental, Calif .
Written in English


  • Outhouses -- Design and construction.,
  • Compost.

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Edition Notes

Statement[original design by Sim Van der Ryn, Tom Anderson, Ken Sawyer ; research and text by Sim Van der Ryn, Max Kroschel, Tom Javits].
SeriesTechnical bulletin (Farallones Institute) -- no. 1.
ContributionsKroschel, Max., Javits, Tom., Farallones Institute.
The Physical Object
Pagination21 p. :
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16084717M

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The Homestead Building Site: Human Composting Privy "Modern architecture is a revolt against styles and is based on the intimate awareness of functional requirements in the . You now have 19 different outhouse plans for building an outhouse on your property. Some are ideas only while others have the plans and materials list ready to go. You might also want to consider using a composting toilet, while you are busy planning your outdoor toilet plans. Privy Bucket Rotation. Outhouse from the front “An excellent plan is to have a double set of pails or tubs for each privy. Suppose the outhouse is to be cleaned every Saturday: Then pail No. 1 is taken out (say January 1), covered and set aside until the following Saturday; pail No. 2 is placed in the box for use; on January 8 pail No. 1 is emptied and put back in the box for use while pail. According to Max Burns in his book Cottage Water Systems, the two most common types of outhouses are the vault privy, which houses waste in a holding tank below the outhouse, and the pit privy, which is simply a little house built over a hole in the ground. Vault privies, because they keep waste from leaching into the ground, are a lighter load.

A homemade DIY composting toilet (or ‘do it yourself’ composting toilet) may be as simple as a 5 gallon bucket with a seat, inside a wooden cabinet. These can actually look really nice, if built by a skilled woodworker. You need to use an absorbent, natural material (like sawdust) to cover the contents thoroughly after each use. Solar-heated air enters the composting toilet system cabinet via a 3-inch duct, and a inch vent pipe assures rapid airflow for proper compost drying and odor elimination. The privy features a SunMar commercial composting toilet. It (the privy, not the toilet) is built from straw bales. It also features a living roof. There was originally a door, but storms ripped two versions from their mounts – so we decided the privy did not want a door. A flag (lowered when in use) does the trick. For Composting Toilet - The Privy Kit with Seat and Lid - A urine-diverter that makes constructing your own composting toilet—or improving an existing latrine—ea. Compost Toilet Diy Camping Toilet Portable Toilet Septic System Little Cabin Tiny .