DIY Composting Toilet

| 10/27/2017 8:25:00 AM

Faithful Homesteader 

We are working on turning an old church bus into a tiny home. One of the latest projects has been a DIY composting toilet, since we did not want the hassle of dealing with a black water tank. The toilet is made to combat odors in multiple ways. Eventually we will have it set up as a true composting toilet, bags and all. That is not something that I ever thought I would have in my lifetime.

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The frame of the composting toilet was made with reclaimed lumber. A 5-gallon bucket is the actual bowl part. My husband repurposed an old RV table for the shell. He cut it in half and used one half for the top and the other half for the bottom.

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We used cedar fence planks for the outside cover. The benefits of that is it helps with odor control and it is lightweight. Everything other than the top was sealed on the inside with silicone.
5/7/2018 9:04:01 PM

I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own composting toilet – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)

11/11/2017 8:06:10 AM

No chemicals. It gets mixed in with other compost and everything happens naturally.

11/11/2017 8:06:08 AM

No chemicals. It gets mixed in with other compost and it happens naturally.

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