We conducted another composting toilet workshop, so we updated our free online plans for making your own very simple composting toilet with a Privy Kit. Go to the Privy Kit page or download Privy Kit Baja Box Directions.
We call it the Baja Box, because it was designed for one of Ecowaters’ first workshops in Baja California Sur, Mexico.
The workshop was hosted by Pat Keaney (of Green Grease Monkeys), who installed a Baja Box toilet in his basement after our talk at his permaculture workshop in his home last year. Pat and his eco-toilet are shown above.
Why the basement? Many renters tell us they want a composting toilet but are unable to change their bathrooms. The basement is often a place with extra space and it has an easy way to vent the toilet: through the small windows near the ceiling.Filed under Customers, Do it yourself, Ecovita, How to | Comments Off on Do-It-Yourself Privy Kit plans updated
Ecovita customer Susan Carpenter is a reporter at The Los Angeles Times. Recently, to respond to California’s drought, she purchased a Privy Kit from Ecovita. Taking a cue from our photos of customer installations, she purchased a ready-made wooden box from Orchard Home Supply and inserted the Privy Kit, with a container inside (Susan didn’t have a photo for us…). She writes about her experience here:
Justin Fisher of Panda Paddles installed a Villa 12-volt in his biodiesel-powered bus.
He and his partner drove the bus across the United States, using the Villa as their only toilet on the road.
Justin spent the winter on the bus and reports that everything froze in the bus but the toilet!
Read about it here.Filed under Customers | Comments Off on A Villa on the Road