In 2012, I wanted to change the world and started a business called The Little House Company selling Separett waterless toilets and urine diverters. In 2013, after several requests, I began making wooden compost toilet bases that you could fit a Separett Privy 500 or Privy 501 urine separator onto. These were initially branded GudLoo, and later changed to Eco-Loo.
I stopped making compost toilets in 2018, and for a brief time, lent the brand name to another company (Kildwick). Until that point, all products were completely handmade, starting with a simple but sturdy wooden frame, matchboard cladding fixed over the top and a birch plywood top. This created a distinctive appearance which was enhanced with the optional Farrow & Ball paint colours.
During this time, I gained a great deal of knowledge and experience in compost toilet construction, use thereof, and the composting process, particularly in respect to urine-diverting or urine-separating toilets. This website is a personal effort to help others choose the right compost toilet solution for them and understand the whole process from when you sit down to putting some wonderful compost on your garden.
Compost, composting, dry or waterless toilets might not be for everyone – there are some compromises and through the Bog Blog, I’ll explore some of these in more detail. Some types and styles will be more suited to some people or situations than others – knowing the pros and cons will help you choose wisely.
And don’t forget, that crapping into a porcelain bowl and flushing with 8 litres or so of clean drinking water is also a big compromise – it’s just that you pass the responsibility onto someone else so don’t have to personally deal with it. Some people don’t want to do that. Some people have no choice. I’m one of those people who thinks waterless toilets are better – are you?
PS I still want to change the world!
All views on the website are my own and do not reflect any company or business that I am associated with or have been associated with in any way. Nothing should be taken as legal or literal advice – it’s up to you to check the legality and efficacy of anything you undertake – I just hope I can help in some way by spreading the word!
Here are some of the products that I’ve made or been involved in making over the years in the hope they might inspire you!
Please note that I no longer make compost toilets!