A thriving demonstration of sustainable living

Fair Harvest is a permaculture farm in the Margaret River Region of Western Australia.

The Challenge

The owners were seeking to provide camping facilities utilising sustainable building and management practices. Being setup as a living example, they were keen to implement and showcase low impact, sustainable resource management wherever possible. They also needed the solution to be attractive in its appeal to their clients, tourists and other visitors.

When we were looking at expanding our facilities to include toilets and showers for campers and other visitors at our venue, Water Wally was an obvious choice for us moving forward. They were able to help us with the right advice, provide everything we needed to get through the approval processes and then supplied and installed the composting toilets and greywater recycling system that they’d recommended.  The end result looks amazing, is environmentally sustainable and our campers are always commenting on how great the facilities are

Jodie Lane – Director, Fair Harvest Permaculture Farm

The Scope

Water Wally was engaged at the early stages of planning to consult with the owners and had continued involvement through to the completion of the project. Services provided by Water Wally include:

  • Preliminary consultations and cost estimations.
  • Site and Soil Evaluation
  • Design consultation.
  • Liaison with local government regarding approvals and documentation
  • Design, supply and installation of greywater diversion system and composting toilet units
  • Ongoing technical support.

Two Clivus Multrum composting toilets were chosen to service the regular usage of the facilities. All waste is managed and composted on site.

The greywater from the showers and hand basins run through a greywater diversion system which sends all of the water to irrigate the surrounding gardens and trees.

The owners engaged a local builder to build the structure consisting largely of timbers which were grown and milled onsite.

The end result fits perfectly in the setting and ticks all the boxes for sustainable resource management with all wastewater reused on site and all waste composted on site.