Composting Toilet Case Study – Ethan Waldman

By Nick Peterson | 07/11/2018 | 0 Comments

What sort of space do you have? We have an on-grid 22’ tiny house on wheels completed in Fall 2013. What kind of composting toilet do you have? We use the Humanure Handbook’s 5-gallon bucket method.  Our toilet is built into a cabinet that matches the interior of the house, no fan or anything.  Everything …

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Composting Toilet Case Study – The Greatley Family

By Nick Peterson | 04/29/2018 | 0 Comments

What sort of space do you have? We travel full-time in a renovated 1974 27’ Airstream Overlander. What kind of composting toilet do you have? We use the Airhead composting toilet.  It’s a urine diverting toilet with a built-in exhaust fan, originally designed for the marine industry.  It’s a very similar product to the Nature’s …

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5 Sustainable Coverings for Composting Toilets

By Nick Peterson | 04/29/2018 | 2 Comments

The Problem with Peat Moss Peat moss is often recommended for use as a cover material in composting toilets, but it isn’t a sustainable material.  Peat moss is mined from sphagnum peat bogs that take hundreds or thousands of years to form. Mining these wetlands can damage them in ways that are difficult to recover …

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The Two Composting Toilet Theories – How To Choose

By Nick Peterson | 04/29/2018 | 0 Comments

There are two camps when it comes to composting toilets: the all-in-one and urine diverting. Both have their places. Lets look at each to help you better choose which one is right for you! All-in-One Bucket Method All solid and liquid materials go in one container.  Simpler to build, and mixing solids and liquids is …

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Why use a Composting Toilet?

By Nick Peterson | 04/29/2018 | 0 Comments

Why use a composting toilet? As the Tiny Living movement grows, interest in composting toilets is growing.  There are two main reasons people are interested in composting toilets. First, for a lot of tiny lifestyles, a composting toilet provides an easier way to dispose of sewage.  Especially for people with nomadic lifestyles, sewage is a …

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