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How to compost (humanure)

When it comes to humanure composting know-how, Joseph Jenkins is the man—he even coined the term "humanure"! He is a generous teacher who has provided a staggering amount of practical information on the subject, and since we don't stand a chance of doing it better, we're passing along his knowledge here. Everything provided is used with permission. 

Ready to learn how to compost humanure? Great! We recommend watching the two videos embedded below on this page to get started, and then reading through the "Humanure Compost Toilet System Condensed Instruction Manual (PDF)". Follow that up with this brief guide on how to build a "Humanure Hacienda (PDF)" compost bin, and you'll be up and composting in no time!

The resources mentioned above should teach you everything you need to know to get up and running with the Loveable Loo compost toilet system. However, to get the big picture about where composting fits into the larger ecological scheme of things, and why it's important for the future of the planet, we highly recommend that you pick up a copy of the "Humanure Handbook"—you can get it from Joseph Jenkin's website, or you can order a Loveable Loo from us, and we'll include a print copy of the "Humanure Handbook" with your order!

Loveable Loo Overview (Youtube Link)

How to Build a Compost Bin in 10 Minutes (Youtube Link)

Copyright: The PDF and videos linked from this page were created by Joseph Jenkins of and have been used with permission. If you find this information useful, please go buy one of Joe's books, or hire him as a consultant