Dry Compost Toilet Filtration system

3 day applied permaculture course

Date: TBC

Learn how to build a filtration system for a dry compost toilet and grey water filtration during this 3 day course

After the course you will be able to build your own urine and grey water filtration system using natural materials, providing nutrition to your trees without the bad odor.

We will cover the theory and practice of urine filtration using different methods and grey water treatment for ecological, hygienic and practical use of urine as compost for trees and gardens.

Arrival by 14:00

14:30 Lunch

Tour of Kuckucksmuehle

Theory session:

  • dry compost toilet design
  • mechanics
  • theory & practice
  • separation of solids / liquids
  • discussion about automation and alternative methods of waste disposal
  • methods of filtration
  • outline of practical sessions

Dinner - Social evening – grill & fire

09:00 Breakfast

Practical session: Setting of boundaries for the filtration bed

Coffee Break

Practical session: Phase one – digging to set the foundation layers

14:00 Lunch

Practical session: Phase two - laying of foundation layers

Coffee Break


Nice time at the bakery

09:00 Breakfast

Practical session: Phase three – lay the top layers

Coffee Break

Final touches to the bed - planting of ground cover

13:00 Lunch

15:00 Departure

Eur 50 includes accommodation, food, tuition and course notes. Register for this course here

If you cannot afford the course fee please speak to us to arrange alternative method of payment for example volunteering hours or part exchange etc.


  • Shared rooms or single rooms with shared bathroom (only one bathroom) - depending on availability
  • Hot solar showers outside in the summer - hot shower and bathtub inside in the winter
  • One shared kitchen
  • Dishwasher and washing machine
  • Internet (no heavy downloads)


We don't subscribe to any one classification however we do not buy meat and cow's milk, you are welcome to bring your own if you like. The course fee does not include alcohol, we do have some here which you can buy for a small donation.

You can see what's usually in our pantry.

You can read the directions on how to get to Kuckucksmühle here.

We will be running a shuttle service to and from Liebenthal train station. Pick up time will be confirmed closer to the date.

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