LooLoo is a mobile emergency toilet.  It’s got 1 kW solar power.  Cell phone charging ports.  Home Depot materials.  Simple construction.  No special tools needed.  Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation.  LED lighting.  Hand sanitizer.  Trompe l’oeil.  Powered ventilation.  Financial incentives to use wisely.  Maximum UX.  It’s also a social experiment.  Read on!


The goal of this project is to build a four-season, innovative structure that collects human waste.  It is envisioned as a temporary not a permanent structure.  It is maintained by local community people.  And it provides financial incentives for caretakers on a rotating basis using electronic transfer funds (ETF).  Social engineering.  Want to get involved?


I contacted California Governor Gavin Newsom, the American Red Cross, universities, designforthehomeless, US Interagency Council on Homeless, even the National Park Foundation for interest, ideas, critical assessment, funding or a grant application.  No responses. No feedback.  Nothing.  So, I thought I’d try crowdsourcing.  I not sure where this will go but I thought I’d throw it out there.  Research, design, build, and test one yourself.  Good luck!

Why LooLoo? Why the HOME Shelter?
LooLoo Report YouTube Video
YouTube Video Solidwork Models
YouTube Video Slide Notes Building Our Prototype
Power Point Slides with Note Pages Articles and Comments
Power Point Show Shelter Design Documents
LooLoo Documents Resume

LooLoo - A Mobile Toilet for Living Rough