Composting Toilet

A composting toilet has been one of the best off the grid mods we've made. A composting toilet doesn’t use any water, its environmentally friendly and we don’t have to worry about a stinkin’ black tank! Sound too good to be true? Click on any of the posts below for more information.

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126 Comments

  • CindyR

    May 23, 2017 Reply

    THANK YOU for sharing ALL of this great info! HAPPY TRAVELS!

  • Amanda Clifford

    March 2, 2017 Reply

    I noticed a small layer of mold growing over the toilet contents. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong, is it ok, how to fix?
    My assumption is that it is a too much moisture issue, so could I just add some extra dehydrates coco coir?

    • Curious Minion

      March 3, 2017 Reply

      A little mold isn't a problem, but a lot of mold could be signs that the compost is too wet (it should be moist, but not "wet") or that the vent fan isn't working properly. If your compost is too wet, yes you can add a little more coir.

  • Gary H

    January 15, 2017 Reply

    Hey guys - really enjoy all of your videos and insights into full-timing. We are getting ready to convert a bus and are considering a composting toilet. You mentioned in this video that it is legal to put the urine into your gray water tank. I have heard varying opinions on this. Can you confirm this? Thanks so much!

  • Chris

    December 26, 2016 Reply

    I see all your videos deal with composting head in the RV and can't find any video about the set up in your boat. Did you go with the natures head in the boat also? Did you vent it to outside?

  • Jeffrey Thompson

    October 9, 2016 Reply

    Nikki, We are getting really close to full timing in our Arctic Fox 25 p trailer. Besides solar installs the composting toilet is high on the list.Question,one thing that is never mentioned much is what do you do with the toilet paper. Do you put it in an container that is tight and dispose of it in the garbage? Also ,after you do your duty do you clean bowl with brush and cleaning liquid. Wish we could test drive one- but since you guys are seasoned users you might fill in the rest of the story on using one. I think we have adequate room for one--how much clearance do you need for the handle to turn..Also how big is your trash container which will be taking up room in the bathroom. We will probably get the same brand you have and will purchase it through your site. Do you have a trash can with a tight lid recommendation- and can I get one through Amazon..Good luck with your new journey..thanks Jeff and Liz Thompson.

    • Meg Magruder

      November 2, 2016 Reply

      Howdy Jeffrey,

      We bought a Natures Head this summer... Best $$$ spent. We use ours for camping & RV'ing at A&M Football Games and have it in a shower tent behind our teardrop trailer. I thought I'd answer your questions. We use regular Trader Joe's TP, it goes in the solids container and it breaks down. we have a small painter's bucket with plastic lid with an X cut in the top, that we put "butt wipes" and lady items in. As for clearance you need enough room to clean. The spider handle is compact. We have been using it on weekend trips off and on since July and this weekend we finally need to empty the poo side. When not in use, it sits in the garage and i turn it daily to keep it composting. We spray with water weekly, since it is not used daily and can get too dry. IT DOES NOT SMELL. We have our spray bottle with Young Living Thieves Cleaner and spray the bowl with each use and wipe with a little TP if needed.
      Buy a 2nd liquid bottle... We were not paying attention this last weekend at the Texas A&M game and well... over filled the liquid. That was a bit of a mess... oops, it did not smell as bad as I expected, I am guessing it was the Thieves. someone suggested an LED light to see where the liquid is, and after my clean up this weekend, I'll be hooking up a light and we will be emptying before post game tailgating.

      Honestly I can't say enough positive things about the Natures Head. If we every upsize from our [email protected] Max XL (king sized bed on wheels) we will be installing the Natures Head.

  • Alyssa Zimmer

    June 29, 2016 Reply

    Also, we really love your site! :)

  • Alyssa Zimmer

    June 29, 2016 Reply

    My husband and I are preparing to build a mobile tiny home of our own! We will definitely choose the composting toilet route, however, we also have 4 cats. Have you found a way to compost the cat waste efficiently?

    • Nikki Wynn

      June 30, 2016 Reply

      I haven't looked into it but I can say that we use "worlds best catlitter" (which we have in our gear store) and it is all natural (made from corn). So you could easily compost it as well.

  • Aaron T.

    June 27, 2016 Reply

    hi, thanx for a great site. i have not seen anything about the disposal of the toilet paper.

    • Nikki Wynn

      June 27, 2016 Reply

      For us, if it's a #1 it goes in the trash, if its a #2 it goes in the toilet.

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