Saturday, February 19, 2011

Composting Toilets... any experience? reviews? comments?

This is an image of the Envirolet Tiolet
this image of a Sun Mar Composting Toilet is from Betty's Eco Bus!
I had a line on a used Incinolet toilet in TX, which fell through, and it got me thinking, maybe it's not he right choice and fate is intervening. I have read lots of conflicting reviews, and I am starting to get the idea that they more trouble than they are worth, in energy, time spent to incinerate waste, and also the smell!: most strongly because of the advice of Peggy hall, who wrote the book!

So I have started thinking about composting toilets instead. There seems to be several tried and true tested models for mobile units that have been around since the '70's, and I looking for more first person reviews. I found some great starting out info on this site.

Does any one have any thoughts? Experiences? Reviews? Comments? I'm all ears!

a few days after this post, here I found this great forum ... more info, and also a recommendation of this book: The Humanure Handbook

Or maybe I could biuld my own!
OR ! I found this guy who makes water-less toilets! Cotuit Dry Self-Contained Toilets!
I also found this great link to Oasis Design.. and Ecological Design and Consulting forum

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The octagonal window for the bathroom, stained glass work by Brandon Shultz

This is the opening window I bought from Nu Englander Windows, and the mirror stained glass piece that Brandon Shultz made for us! Scott designed a seven pointed star design to be made and installed in the door to the bathroom! So Beautiful!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Relentless Optimism

I must be stubborn as a moose to go find jobs I'm not cut out for, that are totally outside my field, where I am under-paid and that takes time away from what I am meant to be doing: making recycled clothes (see and
I did my taxes, working these 4 crappy jobs I made $8,000.00 last year.

But! that's money into roof over my head that I don't owe anybody for, that will be self sufficient, not be fueled by destructive forces, and shelter my creative talents, my family and I hope much generosity, humanitarian and environmental work for the rest of my life!

Relentless Optimism!!!

I have also been working on an order of my signature burlap pants
for a shop in Arizona called Paris Montana, and since burlap is so messy to work with I have been set up in the garage, just looking @ the trusses that are waiting to be through bolted. Pretty much all the supplies are acquired to assemble the trusses and then the roof, and the siding, I just need to make a trip to Cartersville to buy the furring channel we will use to gang them together. I have been chronically under-estimating time required lately, which is rather dis-heartening. The boring routine of a straight job is like a cherry on the top of the perseverance Sunday..... everyday .