Perfect composting loo November 30 2014, 1 Comment
Captivating musician and hands-on inventor, Dave Mann, tells EG editor Alan Gray how he built the perfect compost loo for only $400.
I'm sitting one metre from Dave Mann’s brilliant new compost toilet as I write this. The gorgeous Bec Schofield (see the spring 2013 EG front cover) who’s married to Dave, has just brought me a wonderful afternoon tea of chai and homemade chocolate cake. Try doing that one metre from your average composting loo! This must be the best odour-free loo imaginable. Nothing holds a candle to Dave’s multi-bin, fan-assisted compost toilet.
The key features are:
- he built it himself for a mere $400;
- that includes three 100-litre wheelie bins and all fittings;
- it is totally waterless and odourless, thanks to a 12-volt fan inside the vent pipe;
...To read on and find out how to make it, refer to or order a back copy of EG168, Winter 2014