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Haha the Pee Beast is not the dog, its under the blue thing. I'm living in a camper on my land until I can build a home, which looks like it won't be till spring now. Camper has a toilet, sinks and shower. We pee in the toilet; no paper or poop. The idea was to use only materials I had on hand. All greywater from sinks, toilet and shower empties into a 2 foot wide by 2 foot deep hole filled with tree bark. I capped it with the top of a blue barrel I had lying around. For a screened vent I shoved a crumpled up fir branch into one of the holes. I sealed all cracks with earth. I leave grey and black valves open all the time. There is no odor in the camper.

Its been a couple months now, and there is absolutely no odor when I remove the vent screen and sniff. The carbon in the tree bark seems to be doing the job. I have Ludwig's book and I think what I have is environmentally safe.

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This is a great solution. The only consideration not mentioned is that the area must have good drainage so it doesn't get anaerobic. My only question is: Where do you poo?
 
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Although I haven't done a real drainage test, it seems to be working. As I said, there is no odor, indoors or out. Before I made the Pee Beast we were just dumping on the ground, both valves open, and the odor was bad, not to mention it didn't seem environmentally optimal.

Poop will be handled with a portable outhouse (on skids) with a poop bucket style setup. Its not the highest ranking idea on the wife-approval-factor scale, but we can pee in the camper toilet all day long and then when the time comes we can use the outhouse. Its the best compromise I can come up with considering our situation.
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