Glamping at Hidden Valley

Here are some photos of the work-in-progress compost toilets made by Hidden Valley Glamping.

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From their website :

We don’t really like the term ‘glamping’ as most glamping sites end up looking like static holiday parks, with ‘glamping units’ set out in a grid, and with little space in between. That’s fine if you’re into that sort of thing, but what we offer here at Hidden Valley couldn’t be further form this. The incredible generously spaced pitches* at Hidden Valley Camping give each tent its own privacy and plenty of level space to sit outside around the campfire and enjoy the stunning views.

Composting toilets

These are a great solution where conventional toilets are not an option and provide a fantastic way of saving water. our composting toilet is comfortable and clean, and by using a design that separates liquids and solids means that they don’t actually smell that bad. Covering your doings with a couple of generous handfuls of sawdust, and opening the window when you leave will help us make some great ‘humanure’.

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Compost Toilet for Airstream Trailer

We’ve just received these photos from a client who built a compost toilet in her Airstream trailer using our urine separator.


Bought a separator last year for my bathroom in my Airstream trailer. Using the trailer as my massage studio. Web page coming soon @ There was much concern from co- creators about this water free system but I preserved. Next I need to make a bathroom book to educate my clients!



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What are the advantages of urine diversion

What are the advantages of urine diversion?

Urine is an excellent source of plant nutrients, however it is extremely heavy and difficult to transport. Mixing urine and poop also leaves toilet contents wet, which can cause increased smell and odours unless carbon cover material is significantly increased as well. For ideal composting, urine should be integrated into the compost pile to increase the final nutrient content, however it is often advisable to separate the urine from the poop in the toilets themselves to meet the following objectives:

1) Reduced volume of material requiring sanitization and transportation. In urban contexts, where offsite composting is necessary, urine diversion can significantly reduce transport costs.

2) Less carbon cover material required to reduce odour and flies.

This extract comes from the Soil website, read more about compost toilet and the amazing work that soil has achieved. . SOIL has been working to promote dignity, health, and sustainable livelihoods in Haiti since 2006. Please check out there History page to learn more!

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Build a DIY Compost Toilet Box: A Step-by-step Guide

Whether you are responding to the water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa, or looking for a sanitation solution for your mobile tiny home, a compact, waterless composting toilet box could well be the answer.
Here is a great video from one of our customers who has built his own dry composting toilet for his RV in America.
Michael from Duet Justus demonstrates how building your own compost toilet box is straightforward, inexpensive and effective. Well worth a watch!

Here’s the start of Michael’s Guide:

“Today is the last big DIY project that I’m going to be doing on the RV, to make it a little bit more comfortable while Jenny and I are dry camping out here in the South West.

As you guys may have known, we do have a DIY composting toilet that we built for our classy RV. We ripped out the vanity and we made basically this entire room to my right – just a toilet room, a place to go, do your business.

So basically, the way we utilise it now, is we have, it’s a bucket system. We have one bucket for ‘number 2’ and one bucket for ‘number 1’, and what this urine diverter is going to allow us to do, it’s going to allow us to do both at the same time. You guys get the idea, this a dirty topic, but someone’s got to talk about it, so we’re going to do it today so you guys can kind of see how we get it done, and how we’ve built a composting toilet for just a little bit over a $100, and it’s a lot cheaper and it works.

So, I’m going to go and I’m going to show you guys how I’m going to install this urine diverter first, and then I’m going to actually move to the outside and show you some stuff that’s going on with the black and the grey water tanks.
Let’s go ahead and get this urine diverter installed and I’m going to show you guys what a difference it makes in our composting toilet.

So it’s kind of hard to film in these tight of quarters, but basically what we’ve got here is we have our composting toilet chest and basically, here’s the toilet lid, it’s just a cheap lid we bought from Home Depot. We wanted to paint the chest white and this lid actually lifts completely up. I’m actually going to take the diverter and we’re going to be attaching it underneath this white lid that I’m sitting on. So it’s actually going to split this area here where this toilet seat is so that you can do your number ‘one’ in one and your number ‘two’ in the back. So inside of this toilet we have a 3.5 gallon bucket.

Now the reason why we have a 3.5 gallon bucket is because this urine diverter has this little lip here and with the 5 gallon bucket, that 5 gallon bucket actually went pretty darn close to the full height of this chest and it didn’t give me enough room for this little maybe 3 or 4 inch lip here for the urine diverter. So basically what I had to do, I had to go on line and I wanted to find a bucket that was basically the same diameter around, same circumference around as a 5 gallon bucket but just a little shorter.” …

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Making a DIY Compost Toilet Box with Diverter

Here’s a video one of our clients made showing how he made his Tiny house composting toilet with diverter. We love how every craftsman finds another way to personalise and innovate while making the compost toilet box to suit their environment and materials at hand.

“I finally received my urine diverter in the mail, happy days are here, I can put it in my composting toilet and use it… This is but one piece to the puzzle of living simply, I have been fortunate my entire life thus far to have all the plumbing and hot water I need, so at this point it’s okay to experiment and gain respect for what mankind has done for all of it’s existence with it’s waste…”

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Dry Toilet in Tenerife

It is always lovely to receive positive feedback and photos from far away places. We love seeing how each dry toilet is always so different depending on the materials chosen, the location and landscape and the individual craftsman. Thank you to Hugo for sending through his photos of his dry eco loo. Keep the photos of toilets coming….

Hola Suzanne!!!

I send you the pictures of the dry toilet here in Tenerife. We finalize the build the last month. Is working perfect. Thank for your help. When you want please come to visit us.


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Dry Compost Loo Box for Cape Town Water Shortage

e are some lovely pictures of the dry toilet boxes that have been built for the Cape Town market, by our brothers in South Africa. The toilet has been built with one of our urine separators to capture and divert the urine into a plastic bottle. Having a urine separator allow you to maintain a dryer mix in the bucket which is less smelly and this also allow you do is to reduce the amount of time it takes to empty the bucket. If your situation allow,m then you could also divert the urine into a soakaway in your garden.

To purchase one of these Dry Compost Toilets please visit their website : Sylvantutch for more information and for prices.

You can now order the urine separator from us and you can collect it from us in Somerset West. Get in touch for more information.

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Urine Separator now available in South Africa

Water Saving ToiletsDry, waterless toilets play a vital role in saving precious water in drought-stricken countries and the Western Cape in South Africa is currently experiencing its worst drought in more than a hundred years. We have just come back from the Cape, where people are urgently looking at ways to reduce their water consumption and are coming up with some innovative solutions.

The good news for South Africa-based customers is that they can now buy our urine separator on-line from this site and receive it within a couple of days, thanks to our new Cape Town distributor. Buy your separator now.

Cape Town, and the whole of the Western Cape, currently has level 6 water restrictions in place, which is just one step away from the end of piped water and the taps literally being dry. There is much discussion about “Day Zero”, the point from which the area’s people face the prospect of queueing at standpipes for daily rations of 25 litres of water.

Cape Town has always been a popular spot for holiday-makers with its beautiful beaches, trendy nightclubs and some of the best restaurants in the country. Residents and holidaymakers alike are now being urgently encouraged to save every last drop of water, and the old adage “If it’s yellow, let it mellow; if it’s brown, flush it down” can now be seen commonplace.

Dry composting toilets require no water at all to work and are simple to use and maintain. We have been designing, making and installing composting toilets for a decade and one of the key factors to successful composting toilets is urine separation. You can see the range of our waterless toilets here, which are also available to buy in South Africa. Contact Us for more details.

With a notoriously unreliable postal service in South Africa, it was previously quite a challenge to assure the delivery of our separator from the UK to the Cape. We are now delighted to be having the separator made by a company in Cape Town and are able to offer delivery within just a few days of purchase. 


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Compost Toilets for Water Shortage in Western Cape

We have just shipped 100 of our urine separators for Compost toilets to a distributer in Cape Town. If you are thinking about way to help with the water shortage in South Africa, then using a waterless compost toilet must be top of the list. By using a compost toilet you will be preserving this precious resource every time you go to the loo.

Get in touch if you would like to know how to build your own compost toilet with urine separator  and how to go about buying one in South Africa.waterless compost toilet

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Caribbean Composting Toilets

Compost Toilet Cubicle  Child's Toilet Seat

White Urine Separator  Urine Separator in Toilet

He are some pictures of a fantastic new composting toilet block that has been constructed by a voluntary organisation called Haiti-kinderhilfe on the Caribbean island of Haiti, providing vital facilities for local primary school children.

Haiti is one of many Atlantic islands to suffer the effects of hurricanes and severe weather patterns, where there has been devastating damage caused to infrastructure, including schools and sanitation systems.

Composting toilets are the ideal solution in areas that do not have mains sewerage or a reliable electricity supply. These composting toilets have been designed for use by primary age children and are fitted with the we-pee urine separator, which allows effective composting of both the liquids and the solids and ensure no smells.



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