Buildings

We offer three pre-fab buildings: the Poobah (made in USA), the Wishbone (made in Canada) and the Pan Abode (made in USA cedar). Custom or site-built options exist, but these tend to be more expensive to build and maintain than our pre-fab and warrantied products.

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The Poobah (and Grand Poobah)

The Poobah is Toilet Tech's strongest prefab metal frame building. We designed it to withstand the heavy-duty rubbing of buffalo at Antelope Island State Park, Utah. This building package is suitable for both toilet types (Decompose and Waste Away) and comes in two sizes (regular and ADA). We offer single stalls or joined blocks (wall-sharing) connecting up to 5 stalls. We offer a classic gable roof architecture or a shed roof. This building can withstand a high snow load.

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Heavy-duty; prefab; 4-season use, high snow load

Not as light or easy to assemble as Wishbone John

Winter use sites, high snow load, trail heads, back-country

 

The Wishbone John (standard and ADA)

We are all about reusing waste as much as we are about minimizing it. Our Wishbone prefab building frames are made from extruded aluminum and use recycled plastic or cedar wall boards. These buildings are available for both toilet types  (Decompose, and Waste Away) and come in two sizes (regular and ADA). We offer single stalls or joined blocks (wall-sharing) connecting up to 5 stalls. We offer a classic gable roof architecture or a shed roof. This building can withstand a low snow load.

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 Long-lasting (40+ years), prefab, lightweight; erects in a few hours with basic hand tools; will not rot, corrode, fade; multiple color options

 Not made of concrete (but we think concrete toilets are pretty ugly), Not suitable for high snow load

 City parks, parking lots, trail heads, back-country

 Wall boards: 50 years;  frame: 5 years

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 Wishbone Vault Toilet Specifications Single Stall PDF

 Wishbone Decompose Specifications Single Stall PDF

 Wishbone Waste Away Specifications Single Stall PDF

Wilderness

The Wilderness series offers two low-profile, backcountry toilet building options: partial walls (for some privacy) or no walls. These structures can accommodate either a Decompose or Waste Away system.

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 Wilderness Act compliant; prefab; lightweight, long-lasting materials; durable

 Partial or no privacy

 Remote backcountry 

 Wall boards: 50 years.  Frame: 5 years.

 DCV 2' (recommended), 4', or Waste Away Vault

 Wilderness Walled and Exposed Specifications for Decompose PDF

 

Pan Abode

Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska helped design this robust cedar Pan Abode toilet building. It can withstand a very high snow load and is perfect for grizzly country.   

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 Pre-fabricated cedar construction

 Heavy; wood buildings eventually decompose

 Parking lots; trailheads; campgrounds

 10 year limited

 Custom vault   

 BTW

 Contact us for more info

 

Custom Design

Sometimes a site warrants a custom design or retrofit. Many of our early installations were custom designs that housed the BTW urine-diverting toilet. Chris McCrumb built many of these toilets in the remote B.C. back country that he loved and served for many years.  

TTS Smoke Bluffs Squamish BC

Front Country Toilet at Canada's most popular rock climbing crag

BC Parks Bedwell Lake

Moderate use high snowfall alpine area in BC

Joffre Lakes, BC

Very high use back country site in BC

Taylor Meadows, Garibaldi BC Parks, 2015

High use back country destination near Whistler BC

Canmore Nordic Center Toilet With Warming Shelter

High use cross country ski destination 1-2 miles from parking lot at Olympic Winter Games facility in Canmore AB

Bedwell, Strathcona BC

Moderate use high elevation back country site with high snowfall in BC

Garibaldi Lake, 2017

Very high use back country site in BC near Squamish BC

Los Glaciers National Park

Lago Capri, high use campground on the path to Fitz Roy, Argentina

Joffre Lakes, BC

High use back country site in BC

Joffre Lakes, BC

High use back country site in BC

BTW - Cayton, Colorado

USDA FS Heritage site in Colorado

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 Site-specific custom design

 Higher cost

 Trailheads; campgrounds; backcountry

 DCV or custom

  

 

Residential

Owner and designer of a tiny home with a BTW urine diversion seat (minute 4 of the video to the right).

Samantha Gamling