In September I designed two different compost toilets for emergency use in Calais and elsewhere. Just recently I've added in a new French version. Please pass these (or just the web link) on to anyone travelling to assist refugees anywhere in France, the EU or beyond, thanks. www.wetlandsystems.ie/emergency.html
Wyatt Barnes wrote:I call " not me " for who is going to move the urine soaked straw bales. Sorta like an anti dibs.
I did one for a wwoofer once. It seemed like a really good idea until the time came for me to transfer it to the compost heap. I swore I'd never do it again! The smell was unimaginably bad.
But then if it was planned better it might work. Maybe arrange for them to compost in place so they don't have to be handled.
I've seen Burra refer to this traumatizing event in a few different threads now.
If anyone has been paying attention to my recent posts, they know that I've recently discovered and become quite enthusiastic about Terra Preta Sanitation.
I wonder how the straw bale urinal might be different if the bale were first inoculated with Lactobacillus. I have a strong suspicion the odor would be quite diminished and of a different nature. Fermentation smells seem to be more sweet and sour, and far less offensive.