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10 compost toilets you will want to sit on (I said SIT)

10 Compost Toilets

If you’ve been meditating on compost toilets (and perhaps have already read this post here) then you might be wondering which compost toilet would be best for your boat. Well, look no further! Your choice of toilet may depend on who exactly you expect to be using it. Will there be guests? Clients? Small children? […]


Should I switch to a compost toilet?

Switch to a compost toilet

Are you thinking of buying, building or improvising a compost toilet? Waterless compost toilets are not only a great solution for off-grid lifestyles, they’re also great for the environment. Plus, they’re increasingly popular. Which is just as well, since, according to Waterwise, in Britain we flush away – wait for it – 2 billion litres of […]


My Chemical Romance: how I (sort of) learned to live with a chemical toilet

Living with a chemical toilet

I endure my chemical toilet. I do not enjoy it. The name ‘chemical toilet’ is rather misleading because my toilet doesn’t use much in the way of chemicals. I inherited a big bottle of some weird blue stuff, mysteriously called ‘Elsan Fluid’ for reasons not immediately apparent. But I use this blue stuff sparingly. It’s […]


How do I get wifi on my boat when I’ve got no broadband connection?

How to get wifi on boat without broadband

So. Off-grid broadband. Now there’s a thing. Or rather, it’s not a thing. Did you know that the UN has designated internet access as a human right? Well it’s true. Hence why, earlier this year, I spent days and days and days and weeks (ok, maybe not weeks) trawling through all my options to see […]


How to launder without totally f&cking the local environment

Eco-laundry for boaters

Do you and your family long for safer, cleaner, whiter whites? Relax – this isn’t a promo for the Klan or the EDL – although they might wanna read this too. This post is all about how to wash your laundry on a boat without ruining the environment. Rainbow-coloured crap One of the first things […]



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