I didn't imagine that I'd ever be posting photos of a toilet on Instagram but here it is! The bathroom in our bus is finally coming together now. I've built a very simple composting toilet and have also started work on the shower area. The toilet is basically a large plywood box with a toilet seat, a 20 litre bucket for solids and a urine diverter (from @freerangedesigns in the UK) to channel liquids away. Separating the liquid (which will be plumbed to a holding tank underneath the bus) allows the composting process to work better and should also eliminate bad smells (according to my research). We'll be using a composting medium (possibly coconut coir, peat moss or sawdust) to cover solids and my job will be to regularly aerate the pile with some sort of hand tool (lucky me). I did investigate building an agitator in the bucket with a hand crank or small motor, but it all became too complicated for my poor old brain. I also have a 24v fan to install inside the plywood box and this will run constantly to remove any odours from the toilet. There will no doubt be some adjustments and design tweaks, so stay tuned for an update once we are living in the bus and actually using the toilet. The throne itself is rather impressive, with a dedicated timber step required to climb aboard and abundant window views to enjoy whilst seated! 
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I didn’t imagine that I’d ever be posting photos of a toilet on Instagram but here it is! The bathroom in our bus is finally coming together now. I’ve built a very simple composting toilet and have also started work on the shower area. The toilet is basically a large plywood box with a toilet seat, a 20 litre bucket for solids and a urine diverter (from @freerangedesigns in the UK) to channel liquids away. Separating the liquid (which will be plumbed to a holding tank underneath the bus) allows the composting process to work better and should also eliminate bad smells (according to my research). We’ll be using a composting medium (possibly coconut coir, peat moss or sawdust) to cover solids and my job will be to regularly aerate the pile with some sort of hand tool (lucky me). I did investigate building an agitator in the bucket with a hand crank or small motor, but it all became too complicated for my poor old brain. I also have a 24v fan to install inside the plywood box and this will run constantly to remove any odours from the toilet. There will no doubt be some adjustments and design tweaks, so stay tuned for an update once we are living in the bus and actually using the toilet. The throne itself is rather impressive, with a dedicated timber step required to climb aboard and abundant window views to enjoy whilst seated!
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau

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