Did you just lose a loved one?

An Earth-Friendly Alternative To
Cremation and Burial

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Human composting ensures your loved one’s final act is one of purpose, mindfulness, and sustainability.

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We are here to guide you through this challenging time. Here are the next steps.


Call us and we’ll arrange transportation of your loved one's body from anywhere in the nation.


Our team of leading funeral experts will care for your loved one and, through terramation, transform them into nutrient-rich compost.


Your loved one will become fertile soil that allows new life to grow.

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What Is Terramation Or Human Composting?

Terramation is also known as natural organic reduction or human composting, and transforms human remains into life-giving soil.

Phase 1 - Laying In

The body is layed in a vessel along with organic materials such as alfalfa, straw and sawdust. Families and loved ones are invited to add letters, flowers, and other organic materials.

Phase 2 - Terramation

Oxygen flows through the vessel which stimulates microbes in the body to become super-active. These microbes quickly transform the body into organic matter.

Phase 3 - Curing

The soil is removed from the vessel to rest. Within 60-days the fertile soil is ready to return to the earth.

Phase 4 - Life Grows On

The soil is then delivered to the family to to be used to plant a memorial garden, a grove of trees or donated to nurture land in need of revitalization.

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Questions You Might Have About Human Composting

Yes. Return Home can provide terramation 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 rich, fertile soil within 60 days. This includes the 30 days it takes to transform into soil, and an additional 30 days for the resulting soil to rest and stabilize.

For those that wish to participate, Return Home offers an option for a laying-in ceremony. We will work directly with you to ensure this ceremony reflects your or your loved ones unique needs and final wishes.

The cost of human composting funeral pre-planning is $4,950.

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

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