Head to Head Mini Guide: Nature's Head vs. Laveo by Dry Flush

Welcome to ShopTinyHouses' Head-to-Head Mini Guides series where we pit two respected toilet brands against one another and compare their pros and cons to help you make a better decision.

Today, we're looking at two heavyweights: the Nature's Head Composting Toilet and the Laveo by Dry Flush.

These are two of the most popular and best-reviewed waterless toilets on the market. We frequently get asked "which one is better?"... but that's the wrong question. Both toilets are great, but only one will likely meet your specific needs.

Links to learn even more are at the end of this guide. Click here to go back to the full Head to Head comparison guide list.

Both toilets are ready in the ring (bowl?), so ding that bell and let's get to it.

The Similarities:

  • Both toilets are completely waterless.
  • Both have hundreds of 5-star reviews.
  • Both toilets are manufactured in the USA.
  • Both will work in dozens of locations and applications: tiny homes, cabins, off-grid installs, boats, rvs, campers, vans, workshops, basements, garages, and more.

Nature's Head At A Glance

The Nature's Head is a true self-contained composting toilet. This waterless system eliminates the need for plumbing via a clever urine-diverting process to keep liquids and solids separate - which ensures you have no smell from the composting process.

It has a user-friendly design and is made of high-quality materials, including stainless steel hardware, ensuring it will be durable enough to last for years.

Dry Flush At A Glance

The Laveo by Dry Flush is a fully self-contained waterless "dry flush" toilet. It has a patented sealing technology to keep waste contained and odor-free, making it safer and cleaner than traditional waste disposal methods.

With no tanks or chemicals to worry about, the Dry Flush is also incredibly easy to install and maintain, making it the perfect choice for busy travelers who want to spend more time exploring and less time managing waste.

Biggest Pros

Dry Flush: One Word - EASY!
Simply the easiest toilet to install and to use. It arrives to your door ready to use and you flush with a push of a button. Extremely versatile and the most portable "no smell" toilet available.

Nature's Head: Best-in-Class Composting
The industry leader for high quality urine-diverting, fully self-contained toilets. The installation process is simple and the toilet has no smell, plus lower utility costs (since it's waterless). Wide applications for use and is very eco-friendly.

Biggest Cons

Dry Flush: Replacement Cartridges
Each cartridge lasts for 15 flushes or up to 25 visits when using the Laveo Pee Powder. The bags are not compostable.

Nature's Head: Emptying the Solids Bin
Emptying the solids bin is just a part of life with a composting toilet. Emptying the Nature's Head requires you to slightly disassemble the bowl unit from the bin to remove and empty. Not a big hassle and only takes a few minutes, but is more work than the Dry Flush.

Which is the best? Just tell me!

WHY you should get the Laveo by Dry Flush:

Get the Dry Flush because you need a go-anywhere toilet that is incredibly easy to install, perfect for unlimited applications, completely hygienic with patented anti-smell sealing tech, takes just seconds to empty, and push-button simple to use.

WHY you should get the Nature's Head Composting Toilet:

Get a Nature's Head because you want a fully self-contained toilet with great internal composting capacity, strong venting to prevent smell, perfect for countless applications, high quality design, and is simple to install and use.