Dillon Nichols wrote:Well, there's the default option of 'build a really nice wood bench', something like: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/387520742910604181/
I'd be rather particular about sealing it well, though.
Other than that... I suppose you could do something similar in most any material if you have the gear/skills and want to spent the money... stainless welded toilet bench? Chilly. Granite? Marble? Certainly be a statement piece!
If you're interested in something premade, you could pick up a C-head in mahogany-laminate... $700ish. http://www.c-head.com/images/Mahog_deluxe.bmp
Wyatt Barnes wrote:Judith you don't need a vent. a properly maintained sawdust toilet produces no odour other than at the time of use. Maintenance consists of the correct selection and use of cover material. Just enough to contain any odour in the bucket, not too much or else you are wasting material which equates mostly to time in hauling in sawdust and hauling out compostables.
If you are looking for a cheap bench you could consider a piece of kitchen countertop since the length needed for a sawdust toilet should be scroungable. The area does not need to be sealed it should just be a fairly snug fit. Pictures and plans can be found here. http://humanurehandbook.com/ Good luck with your project and ask away if you have any more questions. Always glad to help and gab.
Rebecca Norman wrote:Ooh, stone sounds cold in winter!
Wyatt Barnes wrote:If it is a private sale with walk ins then you should have a sheet made up with the main talking points of the property. Acreage, dimensions, taxes etc just like the pros do. If it is with an agent then no one should be coming to your property without knowing you have an alternative system.
This is not something you blindside someone with. Like anything with the proper prep it can be a non issue for many people but the people who would not consider an alternative system should get weeded out ahead of time. I think the explanation sheets from the Humanure handbook are printable which would help and having an estimate, even a rough one, of how much a commercial rig or a full septic system would cost could also be a helpful selling point.
Full disclosure up front will help keep prospective buyers from thinking that this is a financial bargaining point.