Outhouse without the 5 gallons bucket ?

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Author: Chris
Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 3:49 am
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Hi,
We just bought a cottage on Georgian Bay Ontario Canada. It already has an outhouse but the people before us didn't use a bucket, just a hole in the ground. We've been there only 2 weekends and it already smells pretty bad. I was wondering if covering the humanure with peat moss or sawdust regularly and then removing the Humanure with a shovel only at the end of the season
could be a viable alternative. ( I just don't feel like building a brand new outhouse and putting a bucket in the outhouse that is already there would not be a good idea since there is already a hole in the ground with poo in it.

Thanks for taking the time to read me

Chris

Author: Stephen
Friday, July 16, 2004 - 11:43 pm
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Its an outhouse, not a sawdust toilet.
Build a bin, use a bucket and your set.

Author: TCLyn x
Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 4:15 pm
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If you are having an issue with the material already in the outhouse pit you can add some cover material and leave it be or dig it out to add to the compost bin.
As Stephen said, build a bin and use a bucket. It should be relatively simple to convert the existing outhouse to use a bucket.
Better yet, you can put a sawdust toilet indoors instead of having to run out to an outhouse.

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