Portland, OR Human Composting Services
As a full-service green funeral home, Return Home provides immediate need and pre-arranged human composting services to Portland, OR. Our process gently transforms human remains into life-giving soil, continuing the cycle of life.
Portland Terramation Services
Terramation is the process of gently transforming human remains into life-giving soil that can then be used in gardens or to revitalize land. Our proprietary process takes roughly 60 days, and is truly the most ethical, gentle, and sustainable death care option available. Using only organic materials – straw, alfalfa, sawdust, and air – the naturally occurring microbes in the body become super-active and gently transform the body into life-giving soil.
After the process is complete, families may take as much soil as they wish. Any soil they do not take can be donated to our Woodland area; a piece of privately protected land in the Pacific Northwest in need of revitalization. We offer the most transparent and sustainable funeral services to Portland, OR.
Truly Transparent Portland Funeral Services
If you’re in need of immediate assistance, contact us at (206) 888-HOME. We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to guide you.
Our Terramation™ pre-planning program allows you to plan ahead. Click the button below to learn more about how pre-planning works.
What Makes Us Different
We are more than just a funeral home; we are a community devoted to showing love, kindness, and inclusivity in everything we do and for every family in our care. We aim to revolutionize the world’s deathcare experience through transparent, ethical, and sustainable practices, allowing us to make our final act on earth one that gives back.
The only way to truly understand who we are is to come and see us. We welcome in-person tours of our Auburn, WA Terramation Center. No questions are off limits.
We maintain unparalleled transparency throughout our process. We want you to be educated on how our process works if you so desire, and will answer any questions you have about our process.
We offer in-person, on-site laying in ceremonies, allowing you to see your loved-one in the vessel they will be in throughout the Terramation process, not a mock set-up.
We welcome you to visit your loved-one's vessel any time during business hours. We want you to be able to grieve at your heart's pace.
Our process allows for intimate personalization of your loved one's vessel by family and friends throughout the process. We have seen vessels decorated with anything from family photos to flowers to sentimental items.
We give you the option to receive any amount of your loved one's soil after the Terramation process is complete. Any remaining soil has the option to be donated to Return Home's Woodland, which is a piece of local land in need of revitalization.
Our Terramation process is truly gentle. Unlike other providers, there is no machinery within the vessel to break down the body throughout the process, and our vessels do not actively rotate. When visiting our facility, you will notice a quiet and peaceful environment.
Ethical Portland, OR Funeral Services and Facility
Our Terramation center is the world’s first large-scale natural organic reduction facility. With over 70 custom-designed vessels. Our unique process uses considerably less energy than burial or cremation. Our transparency allows for intimate interactions between each family and the loved one they lost. We encourage you to visit your loved one’s vessel during the first 30-60 days of the process. From this facility, we provide services to Portland, OR, along with the entirety of the United States and Canada.
Our 8-acre woodland area is a privately protected, dedicated space for the placement of Terramated remains. The space will remain undeveloped as we revitalize local flora and continue the cycle of life. The Woodland is located just a few miles from our Terramation center.
Portland, OR Death Certificate Information
Our licensed team of funeral service professionals will handle all necessary paperwork for you, including the ordering of death certificates.