Composting toilets have been around for decades. I first read up on them in the '70's. There are also camping toilets with removable waste containers on wheels.Well... I know we had an outhouse back in the day, and the small town nearby used the creek that went through as a sewer. That changed when I was a kid though.
Human waste is treated as toxic for some reason.
I actually prefer a well-maintained outhouse. No flushing means you're not breathing poop aerosol. Bonus points for a great view...Composting toilets have been around for decades. I first read up on them in the '70's. There are also camping toilets with removable waste containers on wheels.
From the link you posted:
"Composting toilets are legal in Illinois so long as they are NSF approved. The contents must be disposed of by either discharging into the municipal sewage system, sludge lagoons or sludge drying beds, incinerator devices, or disposed of at sanitary landfills."
Nothing wrong with outhouses
!!! I do not think I've ever run across one of those... a well-maintained outhouse that is! The closest I've ever come is a recently emptied vault toilet I think...I actually prefer a well-maintained outhouse. No flushing means you're not breathing poop aerosol. Bonus points for a great view...
Very discouraging. I'm in urgent need of affordable housing, plus transportation. I'd jump at the chance to finance an RV plus have space to park year round, as a package bundle. Such restrictions should immediately be lifted, on a federal level, considering the US has a sizable affordable housing shortage. Unfortunately your business model doesn't appear to be included in Biden's 2022 Housing Supply Action Plan.And when you are checking with the county, make sure it's with the right dept. A number of years ago I opened a Park Model dealership based on information provided to me by the county Planning Dept. Unfortunately, the first buyer that went to county Building Dept who was the dept that issued the necessary permits for siting such a structure was told in no uncertain terms it was not allowed. I closed the business (at a significant loss) soon thereafter.
And that was in a state that even back then was already short of affordable shelter. And finding affordable homes have gotten much worse since then. One wonders exactly who these restrictions are actually designed to protect.
Nope. (But if you LIKE using cut-up newspaper, you could certainly have it...)Well maintained = there aren't too many splinters and there's a reasonable supply of cut-up newspaper pages, right?
Recently we got on the topic of outhouses in the Tuesday night forum chat room. We discussed how nice they could be today compared to 60-70 years ago. Eg. solar lightsOh yeah, we've all been in those. But it's a stereotype that unfortunately all too many people think is the way it has to be. I fight it wherever I can.
To be fair, composting toilets do require some attention to detail, and we all know that there are folks out there that can't manage that. I suspect that's what is often on the mind of the PTB. And of course, never discount plain old bureaucratic inertia. Nevertheless, it borders on criminal to use potable drinking water to flush the icky-poo away, IMNSHO.On the outhouse/toilet issue as it relates to off grid or alternate housing. It is not that there are no workable alternates to flushing fresh potable water down some pipe into an approved overbuilt and over expensive septic/sewer system. The problem is getting the PTB (Powers That Be) to allow us to actually do it legally. There are so many restrictions related to this issue that I am convinced that in this one case there actually IS a conspiracy. It's the only thing that makes sense.