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How to build a bio char composting toilet

 home made diy bio char toilet composter

Bio char toilet composter is just a fancy name for a portable out house structure in a strategic location near a fruit tree.

The bio char element comes into play by having a bucket of charcoal and leaf matter on hand to be mixed in the composting section for maximum fertility.

Stay tuned for a more detailed break down and the final construction pictures.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I think I would have to get me some mosquito netting to put over and around that potty tractor. Nothing like being exposed.
Comment by Erich Wed Mar 17 21:43:04 2010
You would think we'd have bugs galore because of our acres of swamp and standing water, but we rarely see any. I think it must be our frogs and bats hard at work.
Comment by anna Thu Mar 18 07:43:01 2010
In Arkansas we are known for our mosquitoes that are so big they are our state bird (bumper stickers and everything). We do have some big ones. Once my wife asked me "I saw you waving your chain saw around in the air like a crazy person a couple of times when you where cutting wood. What was that about." I was actually trying to chase of the mosquitoes.
Comment by Erich Thu Mar 18 22:53:07 2010
Yikes! I hope the saw was turned off! During our chipping weekend, one of our neighbors was climbing up a latter with an operating chainsaw with no one steadying the bottom --- I nearly said to him, "Clearly you don't have a girlfriend, because I'd never let Mark do anything so stupid!" :-) Luckily, I stopped myself in time.
Comment by anna Fri Mar 19 08:29:31 2010

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