The Simple Humus Toilet — 5 Comments

  1. I am looking for someone to make a simple humus toilet for me in my studio in Wellington – can you put me onto someone there?

  2. I wanted to know if there is a hole in the floor under where the bucket sits to decompose when filled? I think it does sit over a hole when in use.
    Is soil better to use as far as there being microbes in the dirt…vs peetmoss and
    pine chips?

  3. Thanks Owen!
    What I love about the humus system is that it’s self-regenerating. Once you have established the humus…which is basically humanure….you have an endless supply of cover material. Great for those of us who don’t have access to sawdust .
    The bacteria in the humanure are exactly the right sort to compost the new waste effectively. Simple and efficient! Thomas Lauterbach is very clear that if you want to use the waste to enrich the garden, it’s best to leave it longer to kill off any potential pathogens, but after only 3 months or so, it’s ready to be recycled in the loo! This is the system I’ll experiment with.

    All the best, and thanks again for passing on all the wonderful knowledge for a better world.

    ps…started a Hyperadobe earthbag studio in my sister’s back garden… it’s about 3 feet out of the ground…exhausting but very satisfying…will send pics.

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