Ever since I saw the concept of a ‘Compost Toilet’ in Auroville, I was absolutely smitten. I promised myself that whey I set up my own farm, I will definitely have one set up. So what is a compost toilet you ask?

Well, instead of flushing down the shit into a septic tank, it is collected in a composting bucket. Instead of flushing using water, it is covered using saw dust and sand. Assuming 3 people use it regularly, within a month, you will have enough manure to fill a 30 litre bucket. What was once human shit actually turns into rich manure. You will be surprised that it does not have any foul smell and it surprisingly smelt fresh.

You can take a look at one such toilet at Auroville.