In this type of privy, a pit of suitable size is excavated. Width of pit privies is about 20 cm to 25 cm and the depth varies from 60 to 250 cm.
Two planks are placed over the pit. A temporary shed with bamboo post and the hedge is constructed over it.
To reduce the bad odour, lime and ash are thrown in the pit from time to time, When the pit is nearly filled up, it is closed by earth or ash and a new pit is excavated.
This type of latrine is of very temporary nature and widely adopted for small temporary camps.