May
11

DIY Shaving Soap

During a supermarket trip over a year ago, my partner and I looked at the many shaving soaps, creams and aerosols sold in the supermarket. Our conversation turned to the packaging used for many of these products. That sparked the idea that maybe we could make our own shaving soap. Luckily, the way to do …

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Apr
26

8. Irrigation System …

My composting toilet is left unused for periods of between one to two weeks, so I included a simple irrigation system to prevent the compost from drying out in my absence. Irrigation may not be needed if the composting toilet is used on a regular basis as there will be regular ‘deposits`. However, it is …

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Apr
09

Apple Cider the Natural Way

One of the nicest and refreshing drinks to have on a warm day (in my view) is a glass of chilled homemade natural apple cider. It’s easy to make, requires little effort and contains natural ingredients. There’s also that rewarding feeling, knowing you’ve made it yourself. Ingredients: 3lbs (1.4Kg’s) apples (whole). Any eating variety works …

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Mar
31

Welcome to DIYGreenGuru.com

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DIYGreenGuru is a site dedicated to green ‘eco-friendly’ projects for the do-it-yourself person.

Mar
31

What you will find here …

view to mountains

… plans to make your own composting toilet – see how to use solar energy to collect and store power (coming soon!) – view ideas to save money and use recycled materials – free lifestyle and health tips.

Mar
31

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31

Detailed drawings and plans …

aeration and heating diagram for composting toilet

… and written instructions with photographs to assist, even if you struggle to call yourself a ‘DIY-er’!

Mar
31

Feedback …

Leave a comment if you have a question about any of the projects or would like more information. Please feel free to leave feedback!

Mar
31

Current posts

I’ve been busy documenting instructions and describing how you can build your own composting toilet. The steps are very detailed so I expect to spend the next few weeks documenting this. Later, I’ll cover projects such as using solar energy to collect and store power and lifestyle, gardening and health/diet tips.

Mar
30

7. Seat and Chute …

seat on plywood base

The next stage in the development of our composting toilet is to add a toilet seat and “chute”. A timber frame is constructed over the top of the composting bin and covered with 3/4″ plywood. A hole is cut in the plywood and the lid of the composting bin. The chute passes down into the …

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