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Nature’s Head Dry Composting Toilet : who needs a septic in the country

It’s light weight, quick and easy to use, and composts well in my art studio. I didn’t want to go inside the house to use the facilities when i covered in my art process. This is a perfect alternative out in my studio.

Installed it this week at our farm. Installed it this week at our farm. Eliminated the need for a septic system or a ‘homey wagon’ for our small ‘week-ender’ travel trailer.

Nature’s Head Dry Composting Toilet with Standard Crank Handle

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  • Hand crank agitator in base for fast composting
  • User friendly
  • Easy installation
  • Features a molded design
  • Includes 5′ vent hose, bottle cap, 12v power plug

While all the previous reviews are covering everything i would like to give some additional info. If you live in a rural, really cold part of the country without a septic system your ‘relief’ choices are pretty much limited. It’s either an outhouse or a honey bucket and both of them are more or less unpleasant. The readers who have to use them know what i mean. Now with colder temps there is not much of composting/dehydrating going on and therefore the nature’s head ‘compost bin’ has to be emptied sooner. For two full time users likely within a week at temps between minus 20f and plus 20f. However, it will look and smell like potting soil and can just be dumped into the fire barrel with the other burnable garbage. It won’t smell during burning either. I don’t compost so i can’t comment on the duration for that option.

This product had so many good reviews that i was really looking forward to having it as a spare toilet ( for emergency use) for road trips. When it arrived, i noticed the top of it is really heavy and is not detachable. I tried to turn it over to see what it would be like to empty it and it was really awkward to control the heavy swinging lid/seat combo. It would be so much harder to handle when loaded. Emptying it would be definitely a man’s job. The hinges on mine were defective( it looked as though someone had tried to remove the lid/seat combo). Otherwise the plastic structure was sturdy. My fan did not have any plug in, just wires. I would need my husband(who has taken a basic electrical course, to install it. I did not use so i cannot describe anything else about it. It seems expensive for what you get. I returned it and had to pay a lot of money for sending it back.

Excellent product, highly recommended. I installed this product in a sailboat to replace a holding tank system that had a chronic odor problem. I could not be more happy with the purchase. Recently i had two back to back multiple day sails with 7 men aboard each time. That’s a lot of ‘material’ to process in a short period of time. On heavy use mornings there would be some odor that would linger but it would mostly disapate in a few hours. Two days later i opened the head up to check out the composting process and even when i got my nose up close and personal, all i could smell was the earthy odor of a forest floor. There was no trace of the original ‘deposits’ other than a few traces of composting toilet paper. What i find remarkable is the speed of the composting process.

Nature’s Head Dry Composting Toilet with Standard Crank Handle : So far so good-no odor, easy to use.

Well made and although i haven’t had a chance to use it very much seems to be working properly. It is far superior to the fiberglass versions i have purchased in the past. Only complaint was that i had ordered it with the spider handle and it was shipped with the standard one.

No smell as of yet, so it is working as advertised, if you follow the directions.

Who needs a septic in the country. I was gonna put in a septic system then found out what it would cost,i will be getting a second one for our cabin this year,way better than spending 10 grand,plus we don`t have running water anyway,that would be another 5 grand for a well.

I have bought 2 for my 2 guest spots. They are amazing and good for the environmenti highly recommend these toilets. They are pricey but they will pay for themselves.

Fan is getting juice but refuses to spin. Haven’t located where to contact seller so trying the review to reach them. After replacement of fan, will update this reviewupdate:nature’s head sent me two replacement fans right after the previous review. I have a couple full reviews on youtube under ‘texas tramper’ for anyone that wants the real nitty gritty of this toilet. But, suffice it to say, after using it for a couple months, my parents (72 & 73) have now decided to purchase a nature’s head for their 5th wheel.

Fan is getting juice but refuses to spin. Haven’t located where to contact seller so trying the review to reach them. After replacement of fan, will update this reviewupdate:nature’s head sent me two replacement fans right after the previous review. I have a couple full reviews on youtube under ‘texas tramper’ for anyone that wants the real nitty gritty of this toilet. But, suffice it to say, after using it for a couple months, my parents (72 & 73) have now decided to purchase a nature’s head for their 5th wheel.

We’ve had this in our rental cabin for over 5 years and never a problem.

Highly recommended by my whole family. My family recently decided to live ‘off grid’ and this dry composting toilet by nature’s head has been great.Cannot say enough to promote this. We use it full time and it works amazingly.

By the time the run was over i hated the thing. I lived with a sunmar ne for nearly two decades. By the time the run was over i hated the thing. This one is great as i live alone. Cleaning is easy enough (ten days to two weeks for one person using it constantly) and the urine collection system needs only a hand grip at the bottom of the bottle to aid in draining it – which happens every other day. Cleaning is a matter of a simple removal of the seat unit and the urine bottle (part of the design, it’s easy) and placing a garbage bag over the top, inverting the box into the bag and shaking slightly. Turning it right side up, replacing the box, seat unit and bottle, adding more sphagnum or coir. The smell is slightly musty like soil. Urine doesn’t smell if there is white vinegar added to the bottle after rinsing.

I really like it, haven’t hat it long but it works. I really like it, haven’t hat it long but it works as advertised and best of all there is no odor.

We replaced our rv toilet with the nature’s head composting toilet. By doing this, we eliminated the need for using our black-water holding tanks. With a family of 2 adults and 6 children, we need to change the urine probably daily, and the solid matter every week.

Great toilet and great service. I purchased this toilet 5 years ago (1/22/2012), it has worked great in our cabin in the mountains since day one. A quick and easy install, easy to operate and maintain. We run the exhaust fan 24/7 off a set of 12 volt batteries, that also powers our 12 volt water pump, there is a 50 watt solar panel attached to keep the batteries charged. After almost 5 years of use, the fan stopped working, not expecting much i contacted the seller about getting a part number for another fan, jim requested my address to send me a new fan. Expecting that it might take awhile or he would just drop a fan in an envelope i was surprised when i came home 3 days later and found a priority box in the mail box with 2 new fans in it. The customer service before the sale, he answered every question we had, and the customer service after all this time has been excellent. Visitors to our cabin always ask about the toilet and we always tell them where to get it.

This product had so many good reviews that i was really looking forward to having it as a spare toilet ( for emergency use) for road trips. When it arrived, i noticed the top of it is really heavy and is not detachable. I tried to turn it over to see what it would be like to empty it and it was really awkward to control the heavy swinging lid/seat combo. It would be so much harder to handle when loaded. Emptying it would be definitely a man’s job. The hinges on mine were defective( it looked as though someone had tried to remove the lid/seat combo). Otherwise the plastic structure was sturdy. My fan did not have any plug in, just wires. I would need my husband(who has taken a basic electrical course, to install it. I did not use so i cannot describe anything else about it. It seems expensive for what you get. I returned it and had to pay a lot of money for sending it back.

We decided on this nature’s head unit and are very happy with our purchase. We purchased this toilet for use camping and living in the country without power or water for a period of time during a recent move. After doing extensive compost toilet research, we decided on this nature’s head unit and are very happy with our purchase. The toilet is well thought out, is heavy duty and does not feel like it will tip over easily once secured correctly in its place of use. The best thing about this toilet is the fact that the smell is minimal if the liquid waste is truly kept separate from the solid waste. The liquid waste container comes out of the unit easily for disposal and is heavy duty and easy to wash out. Our first emptying experience for the solid waste was stinky, but we were able to clean out the waste easily – we buried our waste in a deep hole we dug on our property outdoors – and set the unit back up with fresh peat moss, ready to use again promptly. Yes, you probably can simply empty the solid waste into a plastic garbage bag and dispose of it in your regular trash but we preferred to dispose of the waste as true compost, which will not harm the soil if disposed of properly. It is not advisable, however, to dispose of the solid waste in any area where food for human consumption is being raised, such as a vegetable garden, etc. The solid waste consistency is best maintained by using the right proportion of peat moss to the amount of liquid in the waste.

This is the second toilet ive purchased the first on my bruce roberts 38ft offshore, the second on a 30ft pearson p30. I sold the pearson and the person i sold it to also loves it no more pump out.

While all the previous reviews are covering everything i would like to give some additional info. If you live in a rural, really cold part of the country without a septic system your ‘relief’ choices are pretty much limited. It’s either an outhouse or a honey bucket and both of them are more or less unpleasant. The readers who have to use them know what i mean. Now with colder temps there is not much of composting/dehydrating going on and therefore the nature’s head ‘compost bin’ has to be emptied sooner. For two full time users likely within a week at temps between minus 20f and plus 20f. However, it will look and smell like potting soil and can just be dumped into the fire barrel with the other burnable garbage. It won’t smell during burning either. I don’t compost so i can’t comment on the duration for that option.