The lot I want to build my off-grid home at is not connected to sanitary sewers (it even doesn’t have access to public water supply!), so I will have to deal with wastewater on my own. I have a batch of ideas I will share with you here in a couple of next posts.

One of ideas I got is to get rid of the traditional flushed toilets, and use composting toilets instead. The theory on composting toilets can be found here, so I will cut to the chase and explain the basics of this idea. And I will describe here the goal I want to accomplish.

When I first read about composting toilets I loved the idea of dealing with all the human waste on-site. Such toilet needs only a bit of electricity (but you can find such models that don’t use electricity at all!) to dry the waste, at the end you get compost – a good fertilizer for my future garden.

Using composting toilets also would allow me to save the water used for flushing the toilets. This would make my other idea (collecting greywater and using it to flush toilets) obsolete, saving me some work and money.

My wife is not very fond of the idea, though. I will have to buy one such toilet for my root cellar first, and show her that such toilets aren’t something to be afraid of. 😉