More updates on the chalet trail
The chalet is my winter bedroom. Actually, since the demise of the tent. It’s my year round bedroom. I love it.
Now its also 200 feet from my washroom. So last year I cheerfully hiked off through blizzard and snow. It was no problem. In fact. I love it. But. I am a guy. I am regular.
So this year I added a new feature to my off grid camp. It’s a girlfriend. Hey guys, guess what. The girlfriend doesn’t think hiking to the washroom in the middle of the night during a blizzard is romantic. Or fun. Or something she is prepared to do.
So how do I keep my friend happy?
Continue reading New girlfriend? Meet the indoor loo
Testing Bokashi in a muldering toilet design
(or Poo digestion: phase 2)
For my primary material management I use an envirolet toilet (muldering toilet in a plastic box). But just before Christmas the cold weather meant frozen material had formed a mountain and plugged the exit.
For the remainder of the winter I use a Sawdust Composting Bucket Toilet. This is a trigger for my interest in Bokashi.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch: the envirolet test
Continue reading Bokashi test 2
The story in five parts
- My camp build – 2010
- My camp build – 2011
- My camp build – 2012
- My camp build – 2013
- My camp build – 2014
- My camp build – 2015 in progress …
My camp build started as a dream
The dream was to create a writer’s paradise. I wanted a tiny writer’s cabin with a window that had lots of panes of glass. This window would look out over water. You wouldn’t sit at a table, you would lie in a bed.
What a great dream
Continue reading My camp build — 2010 to 2015
The needs behind the house of need to
Perhaps the biggest headache of living off grid for any time is the, er, waste management situation.
When quizzed I think most folks would say its gotta be
- easy to access
- not stinky
- have wash up water
- involve sitting
- be warm in the winter time
Continue reading The shizzer shack:
Creektreat’s washroom, aka the “shizzer shack”
This is where you’ll find the posts relevant to the outhouse build. This is a great building for anyone thinking of a tiny house. It’s pretty easy to build, it’s very easy to insulate. I could easily have built it with 10 or even 12 foot ceiling if you wanted to do a loft. I just wanted a washroom.
Here’s what I did
We call the outhouse the “shizzershack.” I probably got a little carried away with it. I found this great site (recommended: APB barns). After reading the great info there I got excited and decided to build a tiny house washroom.
The posts here will detail parts of the build. If you’d like a book or instructions on how to build your own version of the shizzer shack post a comment and I’ll write one. I think I’ll charge around three bucks, so let me know if there’s any interest. Thx Creeky.
The next post for this build is “Step One the Shizzer Shack Rises.”