DIY composting toilet workshop

Transition Joshua Tree hosted a DIY composting toilet workshop. The hands on workshop took a 55 gallon water barrel and turned it into a state of the art composting toilet for about $100. The workshop was led by Joe Fairbanks of the Enterprise Team with help from other Transition members. Further workshops on this topic will be held in the future. Sign up for our mailing list to get information about TJT activities at

Photos by Laura Emerick.

A completed composting toilet.
Components for a composting toilet are simple and easy to find.
Scott begins turning a water barrel into a composting toilet.