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Composting Toilet and Greywater System. Today I received our Nature's Head Composting Toilet, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to talk a little bit about how we're dealing with wastewater in the tiny house.

Composting Toilet and Greywater System

It's actually quite simple, really. In our tiny house we'll only be producing what is called greywater. Having a composting toilet allows us to avoid having blackwater (water that has poo and pee in it) The greywater includes water from our kitchen sink, shower, and washing machine. We will be using eco-friendly biodegradable soaps, and being very careful to have strainers on all drains so that no foreign objects or bits and pieces of anything go down the drain (only wash water).

This means all of the greywater we produce will be safe to use for watering plants and trees. We're not sure how often the totes will need to be emptied, but we're thinking every couple days. Now onto the toilet... The composting toilet is a very cool design. Here's a great video that shows how it works. That's it. Dreamspace Tiny Homes: Composting Toilet and Greywater System. Adding A Throne To Your Tiny Home. Okay, so everyone does it.

Adding A Throne To Your Tiny Home

But does everyone have to talk about it? “What does whale poop look like? Some stop to poop. Others do it on the move.” These lines made famous in the book Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi is perhaps a beginners edition to the ever-present conversation amongst tiny housers. The Kimberly™ Wood Stove. When Roger Lehet and his family lived on a 30-foot boat during a winter on the Puget Sound, they struggled to keep themselves warm and dry.

The Kimberly™ Wood Stove

Then Roger developed the Kimberly™ gasifier wood stove. Never did they imagine that their highly efficient small wood stove would one day be selected as one of 14 finalists out of 261 entries in the Wood Stove Decathlon, sponsored in part by Popular Mechanics magazine. 24 Storage Hacks to Create More Space in Tiny Homes. The following 24 storage hacks to create more space in your tiny home or tiny apartment has been contributed by Jessica Sanders on behalf of Add People and Solent Plastics.

24 Storage Hacks to Create More Space in Tiny Homes

The following ideas work in just about any size house to make better use of the space you have. The info graphic below gives you some simple and smart ideas on how to add space in your living areas, your closet, kitchen, bathroom, and more. Please enjoy and re-share it below. Thank you! Portable woodstove folds down, heats up tents, yurts & tiny homes. Camping often means getting comfortable with bugs, sleeping bags, temperamental weather and other joys of the outdoors.

Portable woodstove folds down, heats up tents, yurts & tiny homes

But besides building a nice fire to keep warm, or using a DIY rocket stove, sometimes it's nice to bring some heat into a chilly tent. This portable wood stove design -- which can conveniently fold down to a compact, easy-to-carry package -- might just do the trick to heat up the interior of a tent, tiny house, yurt or van. © Anevay © Anevay Dubbed the Frontier Plus and made by Cornwall, UK based company Anevay, this lightweight stove features a larger flue than other portable wood stoves, as well as a glass window on its front door. According to the Frontier Plus' Kickstarter page, the flue is (a relatively large) 4 inches in diameter, which gives it a stronger updraft to vent out fumes. Insulated flue sections which will allow you to take the flue through the zip-up side flaps of a bell tent or tipi, without having to cut any holes.

Electricity-free dishwasher cleans dishes in just one minute. There has long been a debate over what method of dish washing has the lowest environmental impact: hand washing or using a dishwasher.

Electricity-free dishwasher cleans dishes in just one minute

The consensus is that dishwashers are the better choice because they most efficiently use water, using an average of 6 gallons of water -- or only 2 to 4 gallons for Energy Star efficient models -- per full load, whereas hand washing consumes 2 gallons of water for every minute the faucet is running and far more soap. The energy use for heating the water for hand washing a full load versus using a built-in dishwasher is trickier to compare because it could be very different or very similar based on a lot of factors, but both of those methods require energy for heating water. A new device called the Circo Independent dishwasher does not. The Kimberly Wood Stove™ 24 Storage Hacks to Create More Space in Tiny Homes. A Tiny Wood Stove for Ella’s Tiny House. It’s an incredibly well designed and USA made stove with some very cool features, if you want to read more, check out Unforgettable Fire’s website and the tiny-house-specific Kimberly website here.” – Ella at Little Yellow Door.

A Tiny Wood Stove for Ella’s Tiny House

Complete Mini Kitchens. Building a tiny house kitchen can be time consuming depending on your carpentry skills and what you choose to put into it.

Complete Mini Kitchens

Costs can skyrocket if you have expensive tastes and hire professionals to help. One option is to get a complete prebuilt kitchen unit – although even these range in price from several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. For example the Kitchen Armoire pictured here costs about $8,000, and it’s probably a best in class example. When not in use it hides away behind elegant cabinetry and contains a sink, refrigerator, convection oven/microwave, and ceramic cooktop. The cooktop and oven are also setup to shut down when the cabinet doors are closed as a safety precaution. The benefit of an all-in-one kitchen for a tiny house is that your cost is fixed and the time to install is shorter. Above: YesterTec Kitchen Armoire. Tiny House Gear – The best tiny house gear, all in one place.