Building the Outhouse
A regular outhouse, also known as a pit latrine, is not what you want if you''ll probably want to build an elevated outhouse on stilts with a few steps running up to it. This elevated plan provides easy access to the container in the composting portion of the facility. If you want to go the frequent-and-modest maintenance route, your outhouse probably doesn''ve determined your size and upkeep preferences, the early stages of construction are similar to building any outhouse, sans digging a soon-to-be-smelly pit. The dimensions and building materials used for a conventional outhouse will work here as well. But with composting outhouses, as opposed to pit latrines, waste instead ends up in (typically mobile) catchment containers located below the toilet seat. We''s waiting to be emptied.
On the next page, we''t want to go to all this trouble, only to get in trouble with the law as a result. There may also be guidelines in place for how you're allowed to apply the finished compost to the earth. Arm yourself with that knowledge as well.