I purchased a copy of the Humanure Handbook the other day, and a minute ago I ordered the Privy 500 in Canada they are ordered from Canadian Eco Products. The dealer who I spoke to seemed to me like a pretty good guy. He says that the unit should arrive here in a couple of days, (depending on the Family Day Holiday), I will let you know how long it takes to arrive. I plan on building a box to hold the unit up and will take some photos of this process when I do. I had intended to buy the Privy 501 but the Canadian dealer says that the toilet seat addition made the cost of shipping high and if you want a toilet seat for it, you can add one later. Seems sensible.
Basically, my plan is to make something similar to this:
The difference is that I will have a drain for urine which is why I bought the Privy 500 unit. Urine is what makes outhouses so funky, because it makes the pile o’poop wet.
The thing is, all you need to do is keep your poop bucket dry for it to be stink and pest free. In the reading that I have done (I have not read the Humanure Handbook yet), I understand that many people vary on what they use. Wood chips, peat moss and coconut husk fibre are the materials that seem to be favoured. I intend to use coco fibre at least initially, because I understand this to be a renewable resource.
What would you do?
a) Wood chips
b) Peat Moss
c) Coconut fibre
d) Poop in the woods
e) Are you kidding? I would never consider any of this as an option!