Composting Toilet on Lasqueti Island

Open-air composting toilet built by Birchbarkbobananda out of cedar in British Columbia, he calls it “crap-cedral.” This photo taken by his Estonian friends is at:

Birchbarkbobananda is a world traveler with bike and sleeping bag, last heard of sailing the Baltics with an Iranian adventurer, building a “free low tech hot tub…”. His postings at:

Photo sent us by Godfrey Stephens. Check out Godfrey’s amazing carvings and paintings at:

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Composting Toilet on Lasqueti Island

  1. no bears on Lasqueti, ….sissy!!!
    the last curious one seen that dared swim across from neighboring Texada Island, i'm aware of, made it into stews and sausages. so u decide who one really should be fearful of! That was perhaps 2004ish! did the Lasquetians club and eat another one since then?possibly! At least half the inhabitatants are usually innocent though and do their best to suggest tolerance……

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