Monday, June 22, 2009

The Bucket (Roxi)

We've been thinking a lot about toilets, and it's time for us to fish or get off the pot.

We seriously considered the Loveable Loo. [If you poke around Jenkins' site, you can download his Humanure book for free; I recommend it highly.]

Loveable Loo

In fact, we had pretty much decided that was the set-up for us, but the hang-up is that we couldn't use it until we were on our own property. Who knows when that will be? Until then, we would have to deal with black water (euphemism alert!) tanks and dumping stations.

Then, we stumbled across this little beauty.
Nature's Head Turned off by reviews of expensive composting toilets (especially Sun-Mar), we had abandoned the idea of commercial potties until this one. It requires no power to work its magic, aside from a tiny amount to run the ventilation fan, and that can be achieved with a small solar vent shed. The active ingredients are peat moss, a crank handle to mix, and, you know, poo.

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Carolyn said...

So this one works without land because it composts inside itself? How much does it hold?

The Good Luck Duck said...

I'm not sure about volume, but they estimate 60-80 (poo) uses. The urine flask (haha! urine flask) needs to be emptied more, but I imagine that being easier to do no matter where we are. I'm just taking my flask for a walk!