Category Archives: Natural Building

How to build a compost sifter

When developing a permaculture system, or even doing basic gardening, growing healthy soil is an essential element. The eventual goal of a sustainable and regenerative system is to build an ecosystem which perpetuates it’s own soil health, but this is a long term process, so in the beginning, composting is one of the quickest and cheapest ways to begin the cycle, and as the scale of your composting system grows a good shifting system becomes increasingly valuable.

Check out this simply designed compost sifter that really paid for itself after just a few uses.

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Making a bamboo composting toilet

So, all this week, at an undisclosed location in Central Florida, a friend and myself have been working on a bamboo structured composting toilet. This was my first time working with bamboo as a building medium, but I’m sure it won’t be the last. Check out the walk-through and let me know any experiences you have had with bamboo or composting toilets.