The overall analysis that I have been using for all my site designs, does not take into consideration the issue of septic overflowing therefore it will be added as one of our Needs for this design:
The overall analysis does cover the following Needs related to a composting toilet as seen below:
Our desire to lower water cost and waste
Increasing local resources like mulch and fertilizer.
Completing ten designs for my Permaculture diploma
Increasing soil fertility
Generating 0 waste
For this design, I will not be covering one of the Needs and Wants:
Limiting Factors: One of the main concerns is having a system inside the apartment which may release odors and attract animals. There is a significant amount of insects in our site because we are next to a forest and I fear that this system would attract them into my apartment.
Resources: This project’s budget will be adjusted depending on which type of composting toilet I choose. All the building resources on site like tools, wood and nails, the budget are already on site. The building of the toilet would be done by me.
Budget: A budget of $500 will be set aside for this project which will be adjusted after the Analysis and Design phase.
Timescale: 5 days - Either if I buy a ready made composting toilet or if I use the simple bucket system, they both would take me around 3 days to build or install and allow for 2 days to optimize the system.