The EAUTARCIE website is not tied to any commercial venture. The information provided herein is included strictly to help the public find the necessary materials and equipment towards realizing their EAUTARCIE system. To help us improve this information service, we invite all readers who have dealt with merchants herein mentioned to let us know their degree of satisfaction. To help us expand this list, all information on the existence of merchants who have adopted the EAUTARCIE philosophy and ethical practices propounded herein are welcomed.
The text within this page was first published in French on www.eautarcie.com : in 2006
The original text has since been adapted and first published in English on this page at www.eautarcie.org : 2009-06-15
Last update : 2011-03-03
The BLT does not benefit from any commercial advertising. The basic idea is that anyone and everyone should have access to a toilet that is truly environmentally friendly. It can obviously be built by your average handymen or «do-it-yourselfers» using the plans provided within this website. You may also want to look-up Joseph Jenkins' drawings and sketches in his book on sawdust toilets or on his website. Here is a finished example.
However, if you are not handy with tools, you can find BLT's already available on the market in some regions of the world. This is particularly true in France and Belgium, where the EAUTARCIE website has had considerable success. One can only hope that BLT manufacturers will sprout worldwide.
An increasing number of craftsmen and suppliers commercialize biolitter toilets. The biolitter toilet propounded on this website is known under various names : under the acronym TLB (or «toilette à litière biomaitrisée»), its notoriety is currently limited to francophone Europe, mainly Belgium and France. In my native Hungary, it is known under the name «alomszék». In North America, it is often called a sawdust toilet, but is increasingly being called a «Humanure toilet» as propounded by Joseph Jenkins.
Outside this range, it will take some time for the scientific foundations and philosophical approach of the EAUTARCIE website to get around. Where commercial BLT's are not available, those interested will have to build it themselves…
BLT's are available in kit form in these countries, notably through Belgium's Friends of the Earth Chapter. An increasing number of craftsmen and suppliers also commercialize BLT's.
The BLT known as the «Humanure toilet» is commercialized by Joseph Jenkins under the name «Loveable Loo». This and various owner-built models can also be seen on his website:
In France and Belgium, there are companies that even sell or lease portable BLT's as « Johnny-on-the-spots » for construction sites, festivals and other public gatherings. As an example, look up the following French websites :