The flush toilet – a metaphor for the civilisation we are living in.
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The flush toilet – a metaphor for the civilisation we are living in.

Paul Kingsnorth is a Booker prize-nominated writer, co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project and a ‘recovering environmentalist’. In a very interesting and detailed documentary about his life and work, that takes a long-form look at his ideas about collapse, spiritual ecology and emptying compost toilets, he made the following comment: The flush toilet is a…

What’s the best cover material for a compost toilet?
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What’s the best cover material for a compost toilet?

Updated 27th March 2021 In a basic, simple compost toilet the perfect cover material does several things: adds carbon, which will work with the nitrogen in the faeces (and urine) to create a balanced mixture for subsequent composting in your compost pile/bin/heap. acts as a visual cover so people aren’t staring at poo! acts as…

How to prepare your compost toilet for use – cover and soak material
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How to prepare your compost toilet for use – cover and soak material

If you have a DIY compost toilet or a ready-made one that doesn’t have a ventilation fan for odour control, then you’ll need to use a cover material and also add a ‘soak’ in the bottom of the solids container. In this video, you’ll see the basic principles of what you need to do. You…

Eco-Loo compost toilet in a strawbale roundhouse
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Eco-Loo compost toilet in a strawbale roundhouse

We delivered an Eco-Loo Cottage to Janta and Merav, who have created a place called Karuna in Shropshire. Although they’ve been resident on the site since 2007, in the last couple of years, they obtained planning permission to build a strawbale, green roof roundhouse. Since moving onto the 16 acre site, they have planted over 9,000…

Three Tiny Holiday Homes, Three Eco-Loo Compost Toilets…
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Three Tiny Holiday Homes, Three Eco-Loo Compost Toilets…

Early in 2017, Eco-Loo were excited to be contacted by an existing customer (Airsteam Holidays on the Isle of Wight) about a new project they were engaged in. They were building three ‘tiny homes’ as holiday rentals and as they would be off-grid, they were looking for three Eco-Loo compost toilets to go in them!…