Hi! I am giving a shout out again for feed back and input on toilet ideas for when we move to the Yurt this spring. When my boyfriend and i amped out it was a bit easier than now, as we will be there every other weekend with a 4 yr old and a 14 yr old. We need easy and safe for a very independant 4 yr old and a very fussy 14 yr old. Im all ears :) My boyfriend is very handy so anyone with buildable ideas are welcomed as well!!!
I'd go with the bucket and compost pile style of composting toilet over the expensive machine ones, that are a pain to empty despite their high tech price and style. Build a wooden frame of some sort a bucket can fit in and toilet seat can attach to (loveable loo style), a set of 3 compost bins, and cover what's in the bucket with wood shavings or something similar after each use, once it's fullish dump the bucket in the active bin outside and cover that with straw or leaves or whatever really well. When that's full start filling another bin. 2 years later the first bin will be great compost, supposedly safe for food gardens but I'd stick with flower gardens with that stuff unless I had it tested.
Thank You EVERYONE!!!!! We cant do an Outhouse sadly because actually the land gifted to us is in city limits of a tiny little town, in a heavily wooded area, but none the less in city limits! My guy is building a mini yurt/ potty hut right off the main yurt so it will be relatively warm for the girls. And YES we are doing the bucket system, actually i just bought a padded toilet seat so its not so cold to put on our bucket! I have ordered the book as well! I am soooo excited for our new life to begin! Just weekends for now, but this spring and summer I will be there 4 of the 7 days.It has been my dream since I was a little girl to live so simply and naturally. Thank You all for sharing!!!! Blessed Be!
So where are you going to empty it?