All about us...
The Little House Company was born in 2012 and was the brainchild of Martin (aka the ‘Eco-Poo Dude’). In 2018, we became part of Kildwick Ltd (see below...)
I started the business so I could do something that I both enjoyed and that made a positive difference to the world, and gave me a small income!
Aware of the many problems that humanity has created for itself and the environment, I decided that selling compost toilets would be a good place to start!
The products we make and supply are ‘change enablers’ and not just green gimmicks. Through their use, understanding and deployment, you can reduce your impact or even have a net positive effect on the environment both around you, and on a wider scale. You can’t just ‘buy your way’ into making a difference – you need a different mindset too!
I'm not advocating stepping back in time, but I do think there are many lessons of the past that we can apply modern knowledge, science and thinking to, in order to create a better future for everyone and everything on Earth.
Our primary product range is waterless, urine-diverting compost toilets – these make a great difference compared to a regular toilet because they not only use no water (so you save precious drinking-quality water, and save the energy used to purify and transport it to you), but you can also create a useful product out of the ‘waste’, which would previously have been passed on to someone else to deal with.
Having started selling the Separett range of toilets, we now concentrate on our own range of Eco-Loo toilets along with the Kildwick range.
Our own range, Eco-Loo started when I made a simple wooden compost toilet base to use with a plastic urine separator and installed it my shed. I made a YouTube video and wrote a blog about it. Then people asked me if I could make one for them.
In the early days, almost everything was made with hand tools. I had a simple hand mitre saw and used to cut all the framework and panelling with it - looking back now, I'm amazed I had the patience!
Over the following years, as more and more people asked us to make them, we bought appropriate and specialised power tools and improved our production methods, although they were still largely hand-made.
In mid 2018, it was getting incredibly hard and stressful to keep up with the demand for our Eco-Loo products, so we looked at various options and ways forward. When the main distributor of Separett in the UK stopped trading, we lost 50% of our turnover and decided we had to act.
We're really pleased to say that the Little House brand is now part of Kildwick Ltd, an established compost toilet manufacturer and we can leverage off their facilities, R&D and production.
There are several versions of the Eco-Loo compost toilet to suit a variety of situations - the original and most popular Eco-Loo Cottage (formerly the Divert) where urine is diverted to a soakaway pit or external container and the Eco-Loo Vardo (formerley the Capture) with a built in tank that has the potential to be entirely self-contained for people on the move or where a permanent discharge facility is not an option.
We can also customise an Eco-Loo for your specific requirements, whether that be in the choice of materials or finishes. Whatever your waterless compost toilet requirements, we can probably help you...
Martin (aka Eco Poo Dude)