the sawdust toilet
This wattle and daub outhouse is made with reed mats woven around juniper poles. It is plastered on the outside with lime-clay and clay and sand on the interior.

The sawdust toilet inside costs a lot less than a composting toilet and a lot less digging than an outhouse.

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A handful of sawdust after every use eliminates odors. When the bucket is full the contents can be emptied into a compost pile. We use it to fertilize our bamboo.
An enthusiastic group of students from Earlham College added their own sculptural touches plus helped finish the plastering and painting.
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