By Abigail Epperson
One of the bigger decisions we faced when building out Wander Bus was whether we wanted to go with a compost toilet or do a traditional RV toilet with a
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So why compost? Well, for one, we weren’t to keen on emptying a black tank, and we had major concerns about the potential smell from said black tank. It was also less work for Jason to install, fit perfectly in our bathroom layout, and from what we’d read, it seemed like general maintenance would be at a minimum. Standard
Of course, I was still incredibly skeptical and didn’t actually believe we could have a chamber of poop in our bus and not have our bus smell. We are a family of five and people poop, but it doesn’t smell. No joke. We use
Two and a half years into full-time bus life and we haven’t had a single problem with our Nature’s Head. Easy to use, easy to clean. The liquid chamber is emptied about every two days, the compost chamber every few weeks to few months depending on the amount of use, and it’s basically dirt. It doesn’t even smell when you empty it. Or, at least, it smells like potting soil. Because we have this self-contained toilet, we have felt even more empowered to boondock and camp without hook-ups. We can, and will, talk compost toilets all day—that’s how much we love our Nature’s Head.
We spent a lot of money on Wander Bus, and there are things we would certainly change, but our $1,000 toilet was worth every penny. Don’t fear the poop chamber. Go compost. You’ll be glad you did.