Which separation toilet is the right fit for me? A guide on finding the perfect separation toilet.

13.07.2021 08:00

© Kildwick/Florian Manhardt

You are considering buying a separation toilet? Great!

In addition to protecting the environment, you will be amazed by the benefits of a composting toilet.

That is why you are asking yourself the big question: Which composting toilet is the best for me?

The right separation toilet should fulfill all your expectations of an organic toilet.

For this purpose, we will now present and compare our different separation toilets: from our DIY Kit FreeLoo to the fully mounted FancyLoo.

DIY Kit or fully assembled Dry Separation Toilet?

The first question that arises when buying a separation toilet is: Do you want to go with a DIY dry toilet kit or or do you save yourself the trouble and buy a fully mounted toilet?
As with all crafty undertakings, this question kind of answers itself for those who are all thumbs, as they say.

Our DIY kits - spanning a variety of products, from the simple FreeLoo up to the biggest, the EasyLoo - can be assembled fairly quickly.
However, you still need to know your way around using standard tools such as hammer and nails, and you’ll need to bring some motivation for your project.

If you have made up your mind, let’s tackle the next point.

Where will your separation toilet be installed?

A separation toilet in your camper, summer house, motorhome, in a closet, on a boat, or anywhere and nowhere: There are no limits to the operating sites of a separation toilet.
And that is why it is so important that you find the right separation toilet to meet your needs.

If you travel a lot, bringing along the EasyLoo or FancyLoo may turn out to be rather difficult.
A mobile camping toilet that can be easily folded would be a better choice in that case.

Since it's all clean business, we're glad that you understand what we mean by operating site.

Now that we're all on the same page, we won't beat about the bush anymore. Here are the advantages of our waterless organic toilets:

Our Kildwick composting toilets: Pros and cons

HappyLoo: Our mobile camping toilet

  • set up and disassembled in seconds

  • easily stored away and transported from A to B

  • just burn the cardboard base at a cozy campfire

FreeLoo: Our DIY dry toilet with maximum flexibility

  • build a separation toilet yourself with no casing

  • arrange the collecting containers and the urine separator yourself

PiccoLoo: The separation toilet for your micro camper

  • ideal in micro campers: VW Caddy, Citroen Berlingo, Dacia Dokker, Ford Transit Courier, Opel Combo, etc.

  • shorter and more slender than the Porta Potti 335, but 4 mm taller

  • currently only available as DIY Kit

MicroLoo: The perfect van toilet

  • made for the VW T5/T6 California 

  • ecological alternative to the Porta Potti 335

  • fits the toilet compartment under the sink

  • currently only available as DIY Kit

MiniLoo: Separation toilet and comfortable seating in one

  • fits even in very small spaces

  • more durable than both PiccoLoo and MicroLoo

  • also available as Vanlust version

EasyLoo: Very popular as a tiny house toilet or garden toilet

  • classic toilet look thanks to the bamboo toilet seat

  • collecting container with maximum capacity

  • external urine collection possible using a siphon

FancyLoo: Our premium composting toilet

  • environmentally friendly toilet solution meets high-end design demands

  • absolute eyecatcher in two attractive colors and rounded corners that intertwine seamlessly

  • available either as capture version with a urine canister or as divert model that includes a urine separator to drain the fluids externally

  • currently only available as a fully mounted separation toilet

And this is how the right separation toilet could look once you’ve got it where you need it:

(top left: PiccoLoo © chriscaddy.vanlife, top right: MicroLoo © Inspector Gadget, bottom left: FancyLoo, bottom right: FreeLoo © gartenbaukunst)

Ensuring that you are all around satisfied with your decision, you may consider a couple more details.

Which characteristics does your separation toilet need to have?

„But that stinks,“ is what we hear most often when someone is not yet sure whether or not they want to buy a separation toilet.
We wrote a separate blog entry addressing the topic of odors. If this is of concern to you, definitely check it out.

Here we want to talk about something else entirely: the fan.

You already know that you catch even the slightest odors and that this will definitely bother you? Then our case ventilation system is just what you need.
Make life easy for yourself and simply buy a model that comes with a fan. (Caution: We are currently not yet able to offer all models with a fan.)

Both the DIY dry toilet kit as well as the ready-made toilet will include one extra case panel. It will have pre-made holes for the fan. Alternatively you can choose to have the fan preinstalled on the side of your choice (left or right side in the casing).
If you opt for case ventilation only after your initial purchase - not a problem. You can easily retrofit both fans yourself using our guide.

...you can save yourself the trouble, though.

Which brings us to the last point: We offer two different fans, running on 5 and 12 volts, respectively.

Here, again, it is essential to know where your separation toilet will be installed. You can only use the 12V fan with a 12V grid, for example, in the case of a separation toilet in a camper.
If you cannot establish this connection, we recommend the 5V fan which you can charge anytime anywhere using a USB plug.

Long story short: recapping the above

Together we went through everything you need to consider before you buy a separation toilet:

What do you want out of your separation toilet? Which needs must it meet for you?

  1. Are you crafty and eager to apply your skills to a DIY project? Consider it when deciding whether to buy a DIY dry toilet or a fully mounted separation toilet.

  2. Where will your separation toilet be used and what needs and opportunities arise from those environments (frequent transportation, additional seating opportunity, limited height, stylish design,etc.)?

  3. Do you want to equip your toilet with a fan? If so, will you power the fan via a 12V electric grid or via USB? On which side (left or right) of the casing would you like to have the fan installed?

If you keep these points in mind you will surely find the answer to the question, “Which separation toilet is right for me?“

By the way: Should you opt for our FreeLoo DIY Kit, you are welcome to read our post on building your own separation toilet. There we gathered some more tips that may prove useful for your project.

If after all of that you still have some lingering doubts – worry not. Just head over to our FAQ section
Alternatively, we will gladly provide further support via email at hello@kildwick.com or over the phone.

So long – your Kildwick team.