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Weird Furniture: When Appliances Mate

I'm all for eco-living, but I can just see something disastrous happening with this toilet/washing machine combination. I have a hard enough time keeping loose socks off of the floor when I put the laundry in the hamper after washing. Can you imagine what would happen if I tried to empty The Washup? This design is still in the concept stage, and it does have a lot of cool ideas going for it. The design is based on the premise that there's absolutely no reason to put fresh, potable water in the toilet, so why not recycle wash water as toilet water? This water-saving idea is great, but I don't see any reason why the washing machine itself can't be moved a bit further away from the toilet bowl. Maybe we'll see that re-design in the Washup 2.0.

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Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
Um, I don't think so. I would never have this one in my home. Although it is kinda funny to look at up there :)
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
Please this concept is pretty known,if more rustic, in a lot of places where they dont have water treatment plants. Im sure people would learn to live with these.
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
Neat idea. My MIL lets her washer water empty into her back yard to water her garden in the summer.
crystahl crystahl 9 years
interesting perhaps good for a very small home... but a lil farfetched for today's society. there must be a way to transfer the washer water to the toilet without it sitting on top... what if the washer is overfilled.. would it shake the toilet. mini earthquake while you pee. lol.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Great idea for recycling water. But what would during the rinse cycle? Does your toilet fill up with bubbles?
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
Y'know - I think reusing water is a great idea - but I have to agree, the placement is just not where I would want it. Ever read of how far toilet water splashes/mists?? I have been talking to hubby about diverting our washer water to a rain barrel - my aunt in Germany always watered her garden with washer water. I'd like to see them making more stuff like this ... with a tad more common sense to the design.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
lol caterpiller!! Extremly good idea!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
What the...
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
this is very odd to me!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
mmmmm rinse cycle.
jedimasterarmi jedimasterarmi 9 years
i guess they make these for people who poop on themselves and are too embabrassed to take their things to the washer in the laundry room.
Home Home 9 years
KatiReilly, this is evidence of your common sense and my lack of it! :)
KatiReilly KatiReilly 9 years
I live in an apartment with a very small laundry room that doubles as the kitty litterbox room. So I definitely get your concern on what would happen when dropping a sock... not so cool. On the other hand, you could always close the toilet lid before emptying the washer!
advo advo 9 years
You know, the idea really is clever. And I agree, why would you need to use clean water? But yes, they should definitely reconsider that design.
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