- External, under floor solids collection (not supplied)
- Family-size, classicly-styled waterless compost toilet, perfect for homes, gardens, offices, cabins, huts , glamping and remote off-grid applications without sewer connections.
- Urine-separating bowl design keeps liquids and solids separate for ease of use and maintenance.
- Automatic concealing screen covers the solids container and shields the user from seeing the contents. The concealing screen opens automatically as the user sits down, and closes as they stand up.
- Highly efficient ventilation fan consumes just 2 watts and removes all odours for a pleasant user experience.
- Powered by 12v DC or 230V AC mains electricity with the included adaptor.
- Works all year round and in all climates.
The 2022 Separett Villa Extend is the replacement name for the Villa 9020 (see our blog post).
The Separett Villa Extend is a urine-separating waterless toilet that requires a solid waste container beneath the floor (not included – see Villa Extend Accessory Kit). The solids container should be reachable from the outside. It is suitable for anyone looking for a higher-capacity and user-friendly solution for your cabin, cottage or tiny house that has a raised floor and prefers external collection/emptying of solids and increased solids capacity.
Based on the proven urine-diverting design of the Separett Villa, the Villa Extend differs in that it has a ‘chute’ to direct solids through the base of the toilet into an external solids container which would be located under the floor (with external access). The benefit is that the solids container can be of a larger capacity, providing longer operational time between emptying. The external container would also be suitable where building regulations prohibit carrying of solid waste through the living area of a dwelling.
Particularly suitable to new-build cabins, tiny houses, cottages or houses where the floor has a void underneath. You can supply your own solids collection system, or for ease of installation, you can purchase the Separett ‘Solid Waste Collection Kit’ designed specifically for the Villa Extend.
The ‘chute’ should ideally be connected to a pipe with an internal diameter of 150mm.
The Villas design, pioneered by Separett, separates ‘solids’ from ‘liquids’ using a urine-diverting toilet bowl, and the fan/ventilation system draws foul air from the toilet to eliminate odours efficiently and completely. When the user sits down, a special concealing screen automatically opens, revealing the solids container which is normally hidden from view.
Urine is collected in the front part of the urine-diverting bowl and it then flows, with gravity, out of the rear of the toilet and into either a small external soak-way pit or a container for subsequent emptying (container not supplied).
Unlike many other compost toilets, the Villa does not need any sawdust or cover material, making it extremely easy to use and maximising the capacity of the solids container.
The toilet itself is made from a type of high gloss plastic, called polypropylene, similar to shower trays and baths. This material is highly durable, fully recyclable, impact-proof and easy to clean using non-abrasive cleaners, maximising hygiene.
For those with small children, or those likely to have small children use it, there is an optional child seat that is easy to attach and reattach as needed and ensures kids can use the Villa in the correct way.
Separett Villa installation requirements
Electrical: The Separett Villa will require either a 12-volt DC supply (such as a leisure battery and solar system) or an adjacent 230v AC mains socket in order to operate the fan. The fan runs continuously to provide 100% odour-free operation.
Ventilation: The fan pulls air through the toilet and out through a 75mm vent pipe at the top of the toilet. From here it can either be turned through 90 degrees and go directly outside through the wall (recommended), or straight up and through the roof/ceiling. The outside part of the duct is finished with an insect screen and a cap (included with the installation kit). For ventilation options, see this page.
Liquid outlet: The 32mm urine outlet is on the rear of the unit and can be led to a domestic greywater drain, a soak-away or a holding tank. Please ensure you comply with any local regulations regarding the disposal etc of urine.
- Suitable solids container under the floor (with easy access to the outside). A Separett ‘Solid Waste Collection Kit’ is available as an optional extra.
Solar & Battery recommendations
If you are looking for a solar panel and battery to supply power for the Villa in an ‘off-grid’ setting, we can only make general recommendations as the specifics of your site and other local conditions will affect how much electricity a solar panel is able to generate. Assuming a site in the UK, and that your intended location doesn’t have any significant shading or shadows during the day, and with the solar panel angled due south, we generally suggest a panel of around 50 watts, coupled with a 50Ah battery is fine for year-round use.
Most items are included with the Separett Villa to enable a typical installation where you vent through the wall behind the toilet. In addition to the toilet itself, you will also receive: 40cm length of vent pipe (Ø75mm), external vent grid/cover, indoor flashing for vent pipe, 2m semi-flexible hose for urine waste (Ø32mm), connector pipe 90°, vent cowl, power cable/mains adaptor, and mounting screws,
For details of possible ventilation options, please see our blog post: Separett Villa Ventilation Options.
Please note that the manufacturer may change the specifications, design and supplied accessories as part of continuous product improvement.