How to Empty a Composting Toilet: TMI Alert

We built the most awesome composting toilet, based on the Humanure Handbook, with some of our own mods. At first, we were skeptical that it would a) not reek, and b) not be disgusting to manage. But because we're working on the permaculture principle of starting with simple, slow, cheap solutions, it was a good … Continue reading How to Empty a Composting Toilet: TMI Alert

My Outhouse is Better Than Your Bathroom: The Shouthouse Completed

I am about to totally change what you think about outhouses. The backstory: We put up a geodesic dome. We need a few basic things to be able to move into it. One of those is bathroom facilities. Hence the Shouthouse (shower + outhouse). After breaking our heads for months on the design/build, the Shouthouse … Continue reading My Outhouse is Better Than Your Bathroom: The Shouthouse Completed

Putting Up the Shower/ Outhouse, Part Two

I've noticed that our building progress goes in spurts. Our building flurry follows with some downtime while we attend to other life events. So it has been with putting up the shower/outhouse, after Shouthouse version 1.0 was a bust. We're finally getting back to it. If you've been following the progress, we've been trying to … Continue reading Putting Up the Shower/ Outhouse, Part Two

Putting Up the Shower/ Outhouse: Part One

You lose a lot of battles but you just have to win one more than you lose. That's all there is to winning." — Roxanne Quimby, Burt's Bees founder So we need a bathroom if we're ever going to get rid of the RV and move into the dome. It's been the subject of a … Continue reading Putting Up the Shower/ Outhouse: Part One