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Return Home’s Terramation™ process gently transforms human remains into rich, fertile soil, allowing families an environmentally-positive way to return their loved ones back to the earth.
Return Home has built the first large-scale Terramation™ facility in the world. Our Auburn facility is capable of terramating 74 bodies per month, or almost 900 decedents per year. Most importantly, we have a growing, passionate base of supporters who are actively integrating Terramation™ into their death planning, and spreading the word through their social networks.
The timing for Terramation™ could not be better. In May 2019, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed SB 5001, which allows for natural organic reduction as a disposition option for human remains. The new law came into effect on May 1, 2020. Washington is the first state to ratify natural organic reduction, and Oregon and Colorado followed suit just one year later. When Massachusetts, Illinois, California, and New York approve Terramation™, this new legislation can open up an enormous market, a 10% share of which would result in yearly revenues of over $350M, and a market value in the $1 billion range.
Put simply, most Americans do not have access to an earth-positive death care method. This means that most families must choose between burial and cremation, both of which are environmentally unsustainable.
As of 2020, cremation and burial accounted for 56 and 37.9 percent of U.S. disposition, respectively. Cremation is growing at a very rapid clip and is expected to account for 69.5% of total U.S. dispositions by 2030. (Source)
Cremation is growing for a number of reasons. The first is that it is considerably cheaper than burial. Second and most troubling is the fact that many people perceive cremation to be kind to the earth. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Excuse the bad pun, but the way we dispose of our dead is killing us.
Return Home is leading the charge to provide funeral services that do not squander precious environmental resources.
The Return Home Solution - Terramation™!
We at Return Home believe that when we die, every one of us should have the right to return to the earth without poisoning it.
Our proprietary Terramation™ process transforms human remains into soil in just 60 days. Our research indicates that we require just 10% of the energy normally used during the cremation process to complete one full Terramation™. Better yet, the soil produced is marvelously fertile and can be used to revitalize the earth. Cremated remains are essentially inert, charred carbon and offer no more nutritional value to the land than a bucketful of sand.
The funeral industry is a $20 billion market. (Source) The business has not had a disposition method become mainstream since cremation was introduced in 1960.
However, the desire for innovation is there, with 52% of adults saying they would be interested in green funeral options. (Source)
With legislation in multiple states recently approving Terramation™, a whole new market segment has suddenly opened up. Washington State, Oregon, and Colorado have all officially legalized Terramation™, and California, New York, Illinois, Delaware, and Massachusetts are expected to follow in the next 12-24 months. Return Home is positioned to be the market leader in this expanding sector.
* WA, CO, and OR have all ratified. MA, CA, NY, DE, and IL we believe should ratify in the next 12-24 months.
Return Home has built the first large-scale Terramation™ facility in the world, a hi-tech, 11,500 square foot, 74-vessel facility in Washington State, just 20 minutes south of Seattle.
We spent 2.5 years developing our science and bespoke equipment. Our Terramation™ process is fully developed and capable of transforming human remains into soil in just 60 days.
Return Home’s state-of-the-art facility is unlike anything currently on the market. Our HVAC system (nicknamed ‘Octopus’) moves oxygen through each of the 74 vessels and out of the facility, all the while constantly monitoring each vessel for temperature and airflow. This information is uploaded to the cloud and monitored by our operations team around the clock.
Almost every piece of equipment in the facility is custom designed and fabricated. Every step in our process has been carefully thought through, and we’ve created a proprietary technical infrastructure capable of efficiently assisting us through every step of the Terramation™ process.
Our facility is fully operational, and we have already begun accepting decedents and returning soil back to families since June 2021.
While we have focused intensively on our scientific process and technical capability, these are actually just a means to a much more important goal.
Visiting Return Home is the brightest thing many of our families experience during some of the darkest times of their lives.
What exactly does this mean?
Phase 1 - Laying in: The body is placed in a sealed, environmentally controlled vessel and surrounded by an organic mixture composed of sawdust, straw, and alfalfa
Phase 2 - Terramation: The body quickly rises to between 145-160°F, and the microbes in the body become super-active, transforming the body to soil in just 30 days.
Phase 3 - Breathing: The soil is then placed in a separate container and allowed to cool and breathe for a second month.
Phase 4 - Life Grows on: After 60 days, the soil is ready to give back to the family! Any soil the family wishes to donate will be scattered at Return Home’s 8 acre greenbelt location.
The terramated remains are then ready to be delivered to the family to use as they wish. The soil can be used to plant a memorial garden, a grove of trees, or donated to nurture land in need of revitalization.
Our scientific process and proprietary technology allow us to serve the market on an unprecedented scale.
While there are 3 other companies that offer Terramation™ services, none are yet capable of operating on scale, with a current capacity of 10, 5, and 2 vessels respectively.
Our business model is simple – we charge $4,950 for our Terramation™ service. This includes picking up the body, filing death certificates, transforming the body into soil, and scattering any additional soil on our 8-acre greenbelt location in Kent, WA. We also offer an optional $500 laying-in service.
We see this as a significant opportunity to lead the way in the first technological advance in the multi-billion funeral business in 60 years. We intend to be the leading provider of Terramation™ services in the United States.
Washington, Oregon, and Colorado have already ratified Terramation™, and our goal is to move quickly into these markets over the next 24 months. We also expect a number of additional states to ratify in the next 1-2 years, and we will expand to those states as well.
2022 - Invest heavily in marketing, solidifying Return Home as a market leader in Terramation™
2023 - Build 2nd facility in Colorado or Oregon
2024 - Build 3 facilities
2025 - Build 5 facilities
2026 - Build 10 facilities across the U.S.
By 2026, we have set a goal to be running 20 Terramation™ facilities across the country.
Return Home’s team is truly what sets us apart. We are a group comprised of soil scientists, electrical engineers, funeral directors, compost experts, mechanical engineers, and construction specialists.
Return Home ensures that our last act on this earth is to give back and create new life. We strive to be the brightest thing that happens to families during the darkest times in their lives.
Join us as we provide a gentle, eco-conscious process that allows all of us to Return Home when we die.
Return Home is an end of life service that gently transforms the human body into soil after death. Our proprietary Terramation™ process is an innovative, environmentally-positive alternative to traditional death care. Terramation™ turns human remains into soil that supports new life and promotes healthy ecosystems. For centuries, conventional burial and cremation have been the only two choices available, and both are environmentally unsustainable. One cremation alone burns as much fuel as a roundtrip drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles, while in the United States we bury enough wood to build 24.5 million homes. Return Home’s process is a revolutionary, future-forward alternative that ensures that our last act on earth is to enrich and improve it.
A Seattle-native and experienced international entrepreneur, Micah's spent years living in Asia running several online technology companies before founding AsiaWise, an international real estate investment company.
Micah is a graduate of Oberlin College and has been featured in The New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, and on National Public Radio.
“I want to leave a healthy planet for my grandkids and their children to live,” says Steve. “Return Home’s Terramation system reduces our environmental impact on the planet and I enjoy being part of something that helps our world.”
Brie is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Washington state, and has served two terms as the President of the Puget Sound Funeral Directors Association where she remains actively involved. She has worked in the funeral industry since 2011, graduating with honors from MCC’s Mortuary Science Program in 2014.
“People deserve a natural end-of-life choice,” says Brie. “After witnessing the gentle transformation of Terramation, I knew I wanted to educate others about this new alternative that will bring so many people peace and comfort.”
John Paul, Ph.D.
John has a PhD in soil microbiology and biochemistry and worked as a Waste Management scientist for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada from 1991 to 1998.
Dr. Paul was the chief achitect of Return Home's Terramation™ system, developing both the process and our unique 'in vessel' system.
Raph was instrumental in designing and having our equipment manufactured. He now spends his time with us optimtimizing our systems, making sure they are working at maximum efficiency.
Katey is a graduate of both Lake Washington Technical College in the U.S., and the Salisbury College of Funeral Sciences in Britain. She has worked in the funeral industry for 10 years.
A strong proponent of equal and accessible deathcare, Katey serves on the board of directors with Washington State Funeral Directors Association, helping to shape the profession of the future.
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This will be the last update from the Return Home team on StartEngine. Our deepest thanks to all of the people who have joined us on our journey. We are beyond excited about what the future holds, and we remain deeply grateful to our hundreds of StartEngine supporters.
Just 6 hours left to invest in Return Home's equity raise! Join us, and let's change death care as we know it.
Our deepest thanks to the 370+ StartEngine investors who have joined us on our journey. We are incredibly excited about the future, and are delighted that you all will be alongside us.
For those of you who have not yet invested, today is your day! Our raise closes tonight at 11:59pm PDT. Join us while there is still time!
Today is the day! Return Home’s FINAL investor webinar will kick off this afternoon, hosted by our CEO Micah Truman. Join us as we discuss developments to date, the incredible worldwide attention we have received, and our proprietary Terramation™️ process! Finally, just 1 day left to join our equity raise. Join us!
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We are thrilled to announce Return Home’s FINAL investor webinar, hosted by our CEO Micah Truman! There are only 2 days to go, so act fast and secure your spot while time still permits. Join us as we discuss developments to date, the incredible worldwide attention we have received, and our proprietary Terramation™️ process!
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Over these last couple months we’ve been featured in Newsweek, Fortune, The New York Post, Buzzfeed, NowThis, and so many others. The world is watching what we are doing, and it’s incredibly gratifying to see. Only 4 days left in our StartEngine raise. Join us!
With so many families coming to Return Home to visit their loved one, we decided it was time to make sure our front-of-house was a place our families loved spending time. We've just created a space surrounded by images of sun and trees, with speakers scattered throughout the space playing music our families want to hear. Pictures tell a thousand words. Welcome to Return Home.
Return Home has now assisted families from 13 states - Washington, Oregon, Colorado, California, Missouri, Wisconsin, Indiana, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Arizona, and this week Hawaii! We are incredibly excited that our Teramation service is being embraced across America, and that families are reaching out to us at one of the most critical points in their lives.
Return Home is utterly unique in our ability to help families across the United States. With just one phone call to our team, we can arrange everything required to transport and terramate a loved one from any of the 50 states at our Auburn facility.
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Dear family, friends, fans, and investors,
We are thrilled to announce Return Home’s FINAL investor webinar, hosted by our CEO Micah Truman! There is only one week to go, so act fast and secure your spot while time still permits. Join us as we discuss developments to date, the incredible worldwide attention we have received, and our proprietary Terramation™️ process!
Sign up today and join us on Tuesday June 28th, 2022 at 3:30PM PDT.
Come prepared to discuss your burning questions! We will be reserving half the webcast to answer inquiries from the StartEngine community. Our team is looking forward to seeing you all there.
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