Composting Toilet On A Boat: Our Experience [Video]

The composting toilet on our boat seems to be a hugely hot topic. Everywhere we go, if other cruisers see it, after we break the ice, they ask all about it. Since we opened this blog and started our YouTube channel, we’ve received a stream of emails and comments asking for more information on it. We thought it was a bit of a weird subject, but we gave in and made a video about it. Don’t worry – we cleaned it and emptied it for the video!

Kittiwake used to have an electric toilet, installed by the previous owner. It worked very badly and used up a lot of energy. After a bit of research, we decided to give composting a go. We’ve had it for just under a year now. We’d never go back – we’re composting converts. Find out more in the video:

The main advantages of the composting loo:

  • No smell (apart from when you take the solids out every few weeks),
  • Easy, virtually non-existent, maintenance,
  • Cheap DIY repairs,
  • No risk of finding your sewage in your bilges if something goes wrong,
  • No holding tank under your bed,
  • You could build your own if it breaks.

If you have any specific questions, feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

  • Mum

    So good, informative and sounds really eco- well done. May have to ask stepdad if we could have one !! Xxxx

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