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Old 09-27-2018, 11:39 AM   #1
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Composting Toilets are HIDEOUS!

We have been back and forth for a while now about whether or not to use a composting toilet. Since we have a rain catchment system we won't need to go into town for water. The problem is do we want to go into town to dump.



Recently we got serious about compost toilets so that we can be totally self sustained which is the ultimate goal. After spending hours looking over composting toilets, we're not sure sure it's right for us asthetically. We are putting a lot of work into making our bus look nice and a giant plastic bucket doesn't seem to fit in.


Has anyone come across a nice looking composting toilet?


The Ecoflo ones are ok. It's unfortunate that the Natures Head ones are speckled with another color because we could settle for one of those. We also found another one that looks great but it's almost $6,000 lol!
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Old 09-27-2018, 11:52 AM   #2
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We had the same dilemma, but we ended up going with the Nature's Head. Seems the most affordable choices are build your own, or buy the Nature's Head.....still pricey, but the most affordable composting toilet that we found. It really doesn't look too bad if the rest of the bathroom looks nice. It's relatively bland, aesthetically.


I will say this about the Nature's Head.....if properly vented, it doesn't stink at all and it's dead simple to empty and maintain. It's not the most comfortable, though. I kinda wish it used a regular toilet seat, and if I'd realized that I'd probably have tried some sort of DIY option first.
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Old 09-27-2018, 12:00 PM   #3
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You can build your own for about $50 but it's gonna look like you built it for $50. I'm frugal enough to consider that a positive. The important parts to me are that it works, it doesn't make a mess, and it doesn't stink.

I previously had an AirHead on our boat and I have nothing against the commercial products other than comparative value for money.
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Old 09-27-2018, 12:14 PM   #4
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Take a look around on https://permies.com/forums

There are some folks over there who have built some beautiful examples.
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Old 09-27-2018, 12:16 PM   #5
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You can build your own for about $50 but it's gonna look like you built it for $50. I'm frugal enough to consider that a positive. The important parts to me are that it works, it doesn't make a mess, and it doesn't stink.

I previously had an AirHead on our boat and I have nothing against the commercial products other than comparative value for money.

Considering this is a thread about aesthetically looking toilets, a wooden box with a lid isn’t what we’re after.


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Take a look around on https://permies.com/forums

There are some folks over there who have built some beautiful examples.

Can you link to some? That website is terrible.
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Old 09-27-2018, 12:33 PM   #6
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Here is ours

We made the box out of plywood and covered it with cedar planks from big box store

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Old 09-27-2018, 12:34 PM   #7
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Not what we’re looking for at all.
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I'm building a basic bench with a Corian top with holes cut in it for the seat.
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Old 09-27-2018, 12:50 PM   #9
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Which is fine for a cabin style interior. We are looking for nice looking manufactured toilets.
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I think you've seen the best of the common commercially available options already. If the sparkle paint on the nature's head is what you don't like about it, that's a pretty easily solved issue with a can of enamel paint and a couple of hours.
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