My family just did a home funeral for my Dad. He was 90 years old and did not deserve to be poked and filled with embalming fluid, nor burned in a crematory; just washed, dressed and buried. We did not use funeral professionals, and found it easier to do it ourselves. My adult kids and young grandkids embraced it as something new and interesting; a very grownup thing to do. 100 pounds of dry ice, a simple pine box, and burial in the family plot 400 miles away in West Texas. Very nice.