Your wee diverter has made it all with way to the states, Kentucky USA
Attached are photos of my separator now installed in the poshest dunny in Australia 😁 Located on Russell Island, a little Island in Moreton Bay near Brisbane, Queensland – it is my temporary toilet/shower outbuilding while I build a holiday home. Complete with leadlight windows and a gorgeous timber toilet seat, I may never want to stop using it! Enjoy 😊
Hi there – I recently converted a Promaster 2500 utility van to a camper van complete with refrigerator-freezer, stove and oven, sink with foot water pump, solar power, and a toilet. (It’s my new home away from home for retirement travel.) From the beginning I planned to have a urine diverting toilet and decided on your We-Pee.
Here are some photos of my finished product. The toilet doubles as one of 2 seats in the van. The seats are covered with upholstered foam that is lifted off easily to use the toilet. I am so pleased with how it all turned out, and wanted to share some photos with you.
My daughter married a man from Wales and lived for several years in Llanelli and Loughor – learning Welsh and teaching primary school in Swansea before they moved to California. Looking at the map, I’m sure I’ve driven very near or right by your place in the past. I miss your part of the world!
Diolch yn fawr, Anita Horner,
Another Happy customer using our urine diverter in their compost toilet.
Thanks for sending us photos of your compost toilets. Here is another example of a custom made composting toilet made in France using our urine separator.
We love seeing how each and every compost toilet is so unique.
Have a look at some of our plans for building your own compost toilets here
Hello Suzanne, here in the appendix you will find the photos of the conversion of my motorhome. The first photo show the self-construction with We Pee Urine Separator. Thanks again for the nice contact and all the best for the year 2019! Norbert
This is the new home for three of your inserts for a small gathering in Co. Clare Ireland.
Myth Buster – Never use sawdust in your compost loo. Straw or hay is the absolute best for good aerobic digestion.
Like all good stories, this one starts as a love story. Suzanne and I were preparing to get married at our home on an off-grid farm in the remote hills of west Wales. There’s always lots to organise for a wedding, but our main concern was that we were inviting 100 people to celebrate with us and we only had one flush toilet, which was supplied by a very small stream. And it was mid summer. We needed more facilities and we needed to conserve the stream water for drinking (yes, even in notoriously wet Wales, the water can run out!). Being eco-minded and both working for the Centre for Alternative Technology (Europe’s largest eco-centre), compost toilets were the obvious solution.
So we set about planning wedding cakes, choosing dresses and designing compost toilets! We had help from a friend of ours who had experience building wheelie bin compost toilets for the Climate Protest Camps in the UK. Together we built a toilet from scrap materials that were lying around (I am a furniture maker by trade – see Free Range Designs – so I’m generally surrounded by a lot of wood and sawdust!). The toilet used a wheelie bin located at the back of the building and we bought in a Separette urine separator, which worked well but tended to get blocked quite easily.
The big day arrived and we had a beautiful marriage ceremony with all our family and friends, who made good use of the new compost toilet. Once back from honeymoon we posted pictures of our compost loo on the Free Range Designs website offering compost toilets as a product for sale. Little did we know what we were embarking on. A couple of months later we were asked to build two compost toilets for a campsite in Hay-on-Wye and we started designing a more streamlined model that could be flatpacked for transportation.
Everything was going well until we tried to source the urine separators. The distributer we had bought the first one from had disappeared. We scoured the interweb but nothing was coming up! With only a couple of weeks remaining until the toilets were due for delivery, an engineer friend suggested that we vacuum form our own separator. We started googling vac-forming and went about setting up a basic DIY system at home for producing our own plastic separators.
The toilets were successfully completed with our own urine separators and the clients were happy with their two compost toilet prototypes, aptly named Gypsy Caravan Compost Toilet and Bog Standard Compost Toilet.
Like all good ideas we thought that this one needed sharing, so we started selling urine separators on our website. That is why you must be here.
Thanks for your interest in our story!
Paul and Suzanne
Check out more of our creations at www.freerangedesigns.co.uk
Here are some photos of a great looking DIY composting toilet sent in to us by a we-pee customer from California, USA. Very nicely made, simple and cheap to build. Thanks very much for the photos John!
The photos show how you can make your own dry toilet system from just a plastic bucket for the solids and a glass jar for the urine, and a separator to keep the two apart
Keep sending us your photos, we love to see where our urine separators end up.
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