Product Description: The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure, 3rd Edition
The Humanure Handbook – this classic work includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to build a “$25 humanure toilet,” a chapter on alternative graywater systems, photos of owner-built humanure toilets from around the world, and an overview of commercial composting toilets and systems.
There are almost seven billion defecating people on planet Earth, but few who have any clue about how to constructively handle the burgeoning mountain of human crap. This book, will amuse you, educate you, and possibly offend you, but it will certainly pertain to you–unless, of course, your bowels never move. This new edition of The Humanure Handbook is:
The Tenth Anniversary Edition
Richly illustrated with eye-candy artwork
Perfect for reading while sitting on the “throne”
Revised, improved, and updated
The 10th Anniversary Edition of The Humanure Handbook, the most comprehensive, up-to-date and thoroughly researched book on the topic of composting human manure available anywhere. It includes a review of the historical, cultural and environmental issues pertaining to “human waste,” as well as an in depth look at the potential health risks related to humanure recycling, with clear instructions on how to eliminate those dangers in order to safely convert humanure into garden soil. Written by a humanure composter with over thirty years experiencae, this classic work now includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to build a “$25 humanure toilet,” a chapter on alternative graywater systems, photos of owner-built humanure toilets from around the world, and an overview of commercial composting toilets and systems.
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“Just wanted to thank you sooooo very much for your humanure handbook. We got it way back in 2006 …. my husband & I (both retired) have now used this method 6 years (before that it was the good ole outhouse) your method is sooo much better … not hard once you get into the “swing” of it. We don’t “advertise” the fact we do this … but NO ONE has ever said anything about foul odor nor unsightliness … not even the building inspector or the health inspector. Again … thank you so much.”
“I was fortunate enough to be loaned a copy of the Humanure Handbook and to be honest, I can’t say I was to enthused about reading about poo. However, of all the books I have read, I can honestly say I got through this one very quickly. The book is so well written both from a knowledge point of view and from a humourous point of view too. Some information was completely shocking and has certainly changed the way I view things.
We had not planned to convert to a compost toilet but we do not have a mains water supply and last summer was particularly dry for us in central Portugal with no rain for 10 months. This meant flushing the toilet was a complete waste of water. I reluctantly agreed to my wife’s suggestion to convert to a compost toilet system and after reading the handbook and actually using the system, I can say I have been converted.