Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I have been looking into Solviva's composting toilet designs. I think I like them better than the Nature's Head. They argue against peat moss, which is exactly what Nature's Head uses. I also don't think the stuff needs to be agregated, because it's properly layered, bulked, and aerated naturally by adding a little fill after every use. It also uses a 20 gal. holding tank instead of a 5, which means changing considerably less often as well.

I am unclear on whether or not the still feel the need for urine diverters. It seems like they would need one, and yet I saw no mention of one. I am assuming they use one... but maybe not. I will look into it more.

1 comment:

  1. If you're going to be doing any sort of composting of human waste, then the Humanure Handbook is required reading. It's a free electronic download as well. Compared to the design he advocates, these $800+ all in one units seem worthless.