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Earth and Orchard Toilet Plans

Earth and Orchard Toilets can be the most sanitary, cheapest, most ecological excreta management system for the right context. There's a lot of Oasis Design original work in these designs.


How to dig an orchard toilet/ how it works

Design Examples

Deluxe Orchard Toilet

With tiled masonry base and throne, casita for privacy/rain protection, fabricated by indigenous craftspeople in Michoacán, Mexico.

Orchard toilet, fancy, square, with throne. Casita made of strips of cocobolo (extremely durable, beautiful hardwood). Masonry base is three pieces, and can be lifted assembled with four people via handles.

Orchard toilet construction photos


Cast Asian-style Cornfield Toilet


Hands-free handwash

Handwash water storage urn (sanitary handwash for earth toilet). Hose lowers, letting out a trickle of water (urn holds enough water for about 1,000 hand washes). Note ash, wood chips on side for flies, urine odor.

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