Ablutions Trailer

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.

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The Campfire Weekends Experience

  • Quiet - the camping field is in a quiet corner with fine views, and bordered by woods on two sides.
  • Campfires - bespoke log-burning BBQs may be hired.
  • Communal - we have a bespoke communal log-burning campfire fitted with three independent grills on which anyone is free to cook.
  • Relaxation - we have a number of pub garden-style bench/tables where people may gather to socialise, eat and drink or read the weekend papers.
  • Eco-friendly - our sanitation facilities are designed to minimise the impact on the environment.

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