14m3 of water for one person every year ! It is the average of what goes in the toilets in Western countries ; that is to say a third of the consumption of water for a home. Impressive, even unsettling when you know the importance of the resource for the living species on the planet. Knowing that in France for example, this flushing water is… drinkable !! (leading cause of death in the world, 1.2 billion people lack access to drinking water …) One m3 of water is about 2,5€. Savings are here obvious : 140€/year for a home of 4 people ; thousands of euros for a hotel …
In general, natural waste that fall into the toilet is discharged to sewers (in urban areas) or land in the septic tank. In addition not to use water, composting toilets interest is to recycle and reuse these materials produced by clients of your accommodation. Indeed, these materials are an excellent compost for parks, gardens or other crops.
Don’t be scared, with a great installation and a suitable maintenance, no unpleasantness for your customers such as malodour. You just need to take into the habit of dealing with this kind of waste, as well as reusing raining water, or using a pellet stove for example.
At the Eco-logis d’Ensarnaut, the composting toilets are here with an educational goal. Customers can also use “classical” toilets, but can most importantly try the composting toilets and get convinced…
The composting toilets can be accessible for disabled people, Les toilettes sèches aussi peuvent être accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite, with grad handles, a ramp if necessary, appropriate dimensions (150x200cm for a 360° rotation for a wheelchair).
By putting sawdust or wood chips for the litter in a biodegradable bag, the maintenance become even easier and accessible to all, even for the most reluctants ! When the litter needs to be change, you just have to remove the bag, close it, and hop! into compost.
Download the guidebook Hopineo to build your own composting toilet (in French)
More information in Spanish: [ES] Baños Secos y Saneamiento Ecologico
|Name||Type of facility||Environment||Country||Swap?|
|Escape 3 Points - Paradise in Ghana||Hotels & guest houses||rural, mer, zone-chaude||Ghana||Yes|
|Escape 3 Points - Paradise in Ghana||Hôtels et chambres d'hôtes||rural, mer, zone-chaude||Ghana||Yes|
|Escape 3 Points - Paraíso en Ghana||Hoteles y habitaciones||rural, mer, zone-chaude||Ghana||Yes|
|Rio Muchacho Ferme Biologique & Ecolodge||Activities, Campings, Hostels, Hotels & guest houses, Restaurants & Co||rural, zone-chaude||Ecuador||Yes|
|Yachana Lodge||Community based tourism, Hotels & guest houses||rural, zone-chaude||Ecuador||Yes|
|The Manoir de L'Alleu||Cottages & furnished rentals, Hotels & guest houses, Unusual lodgings||rural, zone-temperee||France||Yes|
|Black Sheep Inn Ecolodge||Hostels, Hotels & guest houses||rural, montagne, zone-temperee||Ecuador||Yes|
|Le Nid dans les Bruyères||Unusual lodgings||rural, zone-temperee||France||No|
|La Cense Lignère||Hotels & guest houses, Unusual lodgings||rural, zone-temperee||France||No|
|Cabanes des Grands Lacs||Unusual lodgings||rural||France||Yes|
|Les Éco-logis d'Ensarnaut||Cottages & furnished rentals||rural||France||Yes|
|Le Moulin de La Jarousse||Unusual lodgings||rural, zone-temperee||France||No|
|Domaine de la Ville Heleuc||Cottages & furnished rentals||rural, zone-temperee||France||Yes|
|Cabanes de Canon||Unusual lodgings||rural, mer||France||No|
|Trombe wall for passive solar heating||Construction and Lay out, Energy|
|Biogarden and Biofilters||Construction and Lay out, Waste Management, Water Management|
|Resort to an ESAT||Social Responsibility, Waste Management|
|Hemp insulation||Construction and Lay out, Energy|
|Spelt ball pillow||Construction and Lay out|