The Nature’s Head self-contained waterless toilet features numerous design, reliability and low running-cost innovations — but, in addition we’d also like to point out the following:
What you get in the box:
All fittings are supplied, however as installation requirements can vary, venting systems can involve some good old Kiwi ingenuity. For suggestions, including diverting the urine directly to a holding tank (or outside) contact your supplier. Details are at the bottom of this page, or use the Contacts page on this website.
The “Spider Wheel”
Nature’s Head has invented the ‘Spider Wheel’ as an efficient way to turn the agitator. When you reach down to give it a turn, one of the spokes will fall readily to hand. It can be rotated in either direction and half a dozen revolutions are all that’s necessary to complete the task. To accommodate the layout of your bathroom, the agitator can be removed and reversed so that the Spider Wheel is on the other side of the toilet. See the video on this website.
Spare Bottles are available
Spare bottles can be purchased for $60 when the toilet is purchased, or $70 afterwards which covers freight. However, to meet the minimums for Self Containment Certification you may like to consider using any sealable plastic container to save cost. Using a funnel simply decant the contents of the toilet bottle into the spare container until you are able to safely dispose of the contents.
Fits most small spaces
Originally designed with boat installation in mind, the Nature’s Head is as compact as possible and every unit has the angled base at the rear in case it needs to be installed up against the hull in a boat. This doesn’t have any impact on it’s use in a Tiny Home or recreational vehicle. Don’t be fooled by a competing brand which quotes a diagonal measurement on a Nature’s head diagram to compare the ‘footprint’ with their product. The width is comparable!
Good Capacity in the Base
The base of the Nature’s Head has a generous capacity, and providing you don’t swamp it with tissue it’s large enough to last two people for around four weeks of use before emptying. A bio-bag over the top, invert and shake is all that’s required to empty it. After emptying it’s not necessary to clean it out, just reassemble, add more coir or peat moss, and you’re back in action.
The Moulded Seat is just like at home
The lid fits well over the comfortable moulded seat which has been anatomically designed to fit the human body shape. This makes keeping your Nature’s Head toilet clean and hygienic a breeze! The trapdoor is one of the most generous in the marketplace and because it retracts fully out of sight into the bowl section the use of a ‘paper bowl liner’ isn’t necessary. Simply open the trapdoor with a flick on the handle – and Go!
Just a Kiwi DIY job!
Installation of your Nature’s Head is a breeze. Simply fix the two “L” brackets supplied to the floor, mount the toilet and insert the two retaining screws, attach the vent hose and power supply, add the coir or peat moss – job done. Venting can be simply achieved by fixing the flange supplied over a small hole in the floor, ceiling, or wall.
Emptying the bottle
While standing over the toilet, just release the two bowl retaining catches, ease the front of the bowl section up about 200mm and lift the bottle from the holder. Quick and easy! Contrary to claims made in a ‘sales pitch’ by another toilet manufacturer, you don’t see the composting contents of the base unit during this procedure because your head is over the seat section.
The fan is part of the toilet – not in the hose
The small fan and air filter are housed in a small extrusion on the side of the bowl. Although the fan runs 24/7 it uses less than 2 amp/hrs of 12 volt power per day. In the event of a failure the fan is a warranty replacement and can be simply changed by the owner. Also, because the air inlet on the other side of the toilet is identical, the fan, power and hose can be swapped over to accommodate the layout of your bathroom. See the video on this website.
When emptying, disassembly is simple
After removing the vent hose and power plug from the fan housing, just release the two side catches, angle the bowl up by 45 degrees, and slide 50mm to the left. Then the bowl section can be set aside to enable the base bin to be emptied. Removing the bowl is achieved in 15 seconds!