With our campsite being in an isolated field, we needed to have a mobile “toilet block”. For aesthetic and environmental reasons we chose not to use the chemical toilets that are often found on isolated sites. Instead we commissioned a purpose built trailer which has the appearance of a traditional livestock trailer.
The trailer has five rooms. The middle section over the axles houses a 650 litre water tank for washing, showering and drinking.
There are three “sawdust toilets”. These have been popular in the USA for many years. They are environmentally-friendly and different!
As this is a weekends-only site it is expected that many campers will not wish to have a shower or bath until they return home on Sunday evening. However, for those who would like a shower, the trailer has a shower compartment. Those who have been on safaris in Africa may be familiar with the “bucket shower”. Ours is designed along similar lines but uses a garden watering can instead. For hot water you have to heat up a kettle or two using the communal kettles and communal wood-stove. The effort is believed to make the experience all the more rewarding!
The Yorkshire firm who produced the trailer came up with the term “ablutions trailer” and the old-fashioned name has stuck.