Many garden owners ask themselves, which sanitary solution is suitable for their usage profile and how they can optimize their previous garden toilet.
Do you use your garden toilet only on weekends or throughout the summer? Do you need a toilet solution that works well in winter? Do you often have visitors? Friends, children, grandchildren?
In order to find the right garden toilet for your specific situation, you should inform yourself well in advance, so that your decision will be enjoyable for years to come.
There are several variants that can be considered as a garden toilet:
Earth toilet as garden toilet
Each of us knows these old-fashioned toilets. The simple outhouse, along with its biting stench, the flies and the unappetizing sight, viewing into the pit. The mixing of urine and feces causes decay processes that cause unpleasant odors. The pit, also known as a septic tank, must be filled or pumped out when filled.
These outhouse toilet differ significantly from a modern dry toilet for the garden, even if they both work without flushing. For this purpose, earth toilets for drinking water protection reasons are no longer permitted in most European countries.
For subsequent composting this type of disposal is unsuitable, because the precipitates and thus the compost would be too wet.
Camping toilet for your summer house
Camping toilets are very space efficient and only need to be set up on level ground.
With a camping toilet for a garden shed you could improvise. The simplest version includes a bucket, with or without toilet seat and garbage bags, with or without litter such as sawdust or cat litter. The litter binds liquid substances and can be composted afterwards. This type of camping toilet is already very inexpensive, but requires frequent, rather unappetizing, emptying.
If you want a bit more comfort and hygiene, you can opt for commercial chemical toilets, but you got to get used to their smell of toilet chemicals and the excrements can not be used for composting. These toilets must, like the bucket version, be emptied very often, their capacity is limited. Some models work waterless, some models require a water connection, others fill the cistern by hand.
A dry-toilet or composting toilet for your garden
A variant of the dry toilet is the so called composting toilet and is also a toilet without flushing. The feces are fed directly into a container filled with bark or straw and can be composted after emptying the container. Depending on the size of the container or the progress of the composting, the contents may then remain there for several months to several years. This simple composting toilet is not odorless too and it needs some animal bedding or similar after each use.
If you want to avoid odor, you should opt for a separation toilet, as only these models prevent the mixing of feces and urine. In many separation toilets, you should still use litter to reduce the formation of odors.
The premier class in terms of handling, odorlessness and long emptying intervals is the separarating-dry-toilet with composting, which allows an environmentally friendly disposal.
Here, the urine is collected in an extra tank and can be applied, for example, in a diluted form as a valuable nitrogen fertilizer in the garden.
The solids and toilet paper are mixed with cellulosic material (e.g., coconut fiber, bark mulch, or straw). For models with flap, the solid container is also closed aesthetically pleasing, so that the garden toilet loses its fright even for sensitive people.
These toilets are very environmentally friendly and hygienic. They consume no water and are also low in odor.
By composting the solids, precious nutrients are returned to your garden and your residual waste bin is relieved.
The Nature’s Head Separating Toilet combines all the positive features you would expect from a garden toilet.
- No smell
- No water
- No chemicals
- Long periods without emptying
- Sustainable and eco-friendly
- Robust and easy to use
- Compact and easy to install
We are super happy with our garden toilet, which at the same time saves water and doesn’t smell! Finally no smell any more and the children love it too. That’s a lot of comfort. And finally, there is compost. perfect.
Installation of a dry-separating toilet in your garden
The installation of a composting toilet in a summer house is usually uncomplicated. At best, it is a self-contained system that does not require any additional components. Only venting must be ensured, this can be achieved with flexible hoses or optionally with HT pipe.
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