It’s a fact of life, isn’t it? that we create waste? Well, in planning out this Tiny House I just wasn’t super excited about hauling around 55 gallons of septic waste, and then finding somewhere to put that ____… “Say, is that your sewer clean-out there? Would you mind if we just connected this hose? Or worse, somehow filling a bucket with waste and then manually transporting it somewhere. True, if we stayed in RV parks it’d be no problem, just plug in and forget about it, like we’ve always done. But we’re in our thirties, not our sixties, so we’re planning to try to stay on someone’s land or in someone’s large yard, rather than a commercialized park. I also feel a bit of a cringe when I think about traditional sewer systems – contaminating our drinking water. doesn’t seem brilliant. but it is so clean and so odorless.
So, the options:
- a 5 gallon home depot bucket with a toilet seat and some sawdust inside. (which poses the same problem of asking our hosts if they’d mind if we just started a little human waste pile out back by their kids’ playground. “don’t worry, it just takes a year!”) I would totally do this if I had my own land, because it’s free, and it creates compost.
- a Clivus Multrum or other similar composting toilet
- or an Incinolet incinerating toilet
we ended up finding this beauty only a mile away here in Prescott:
It’s an Incinolet incinerating toilet, which are normally $1800 or so (what?!) but we got this for less than half price. So, no sewer system required, no tanks, no fresh water needed to process our sewage. It turns it into ash.
we’ll let you know how it goes… ;)