Human Composting

An end of life choice for those who want to die as mindfully as they lived

Did You Just Lose a Loved One?

Return Home is the alternative death care option that allows people to transform to soil when they die.

We're a Green Funeral Home Here to Serve You Day or Night

Our service pays the gift of life forward, continuing nature’s cycle. We see this as both sustainable and immensely spiritually significant. You are also welcome to visit us at our Auburn, Washington facility – there is truly nothing in the world like it.

We serve all 50 states.

Return Home Is A Green Funeral Home Specializing in Human Composting

We're committed to providing an ecologically sound deathcare option.

Our vessel based Terramation system gently transforms human remains to living soil,
enriching the earth and conserving natural resources. Not only does Terramation avoid the environmental consequences of conventional burial and cremation, it actively promotes healthy soil ecology by:

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Reducing environmental contamination

Terramation prevents pollutants associated with burial and cremation from entering our earth and atmosphere.

Preserving Land

Preserving land

Because the soil created does not need to be placed in a graveyard, open land no longer needs to be used for burial.

Nourishing Soil

Nourishing soil

Terramation returns life-giving nutrients to the earth.

Conserving Energy

Conserving Energy

Our Terramation process requires very little energy to operate.

Restoring Land

Restoring land

Any remaining soil is used to nurture land in urgent need of restoration

Reducing CO2

Reducing Relative Carbon Emissions

Cremation emits almost 700 million pounds of CO2 annually in the U.S. alone. While the Terramation™ process emits some CO2, much of the carbon remains in the soil.

Learn More About The Human Composting Process

Return Home’s Terramation process ensures you continue making a difference by returning life-giving soil back to the earth.

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Commonly Asked Questions About Human Composting

Return Home can provide terramation human composting services to all 50 states. We can arrange this directly with you or the funeral home of your choice

Our process completely transforms a body into fertile, usable soil within 60 days. This includes 30 days in a vessel, and an additional 30 days for the soil to rest.

The cost of Terramation is $4,950. The price includes:

  • The terramation service
  • Assistance from our service team
  • Filing a death certificate and all necessary paperwork
  • Refrigerated storage of the body
  • Return of any excess soil to our green belt property

At Return Home, we allow you to plan ahead and make arrangements for your own death.

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