Do I need to provide access to a toilet?

To ensure that Hipcampers are disposing of human waste in a way that is good for the environment, human health, and compliant with local laws, our toilet requirements are as follows:

  • A toilet is required on properties smaller than 20 acres.
  • Properties less than 20 acres are not required to offer a toilet if dry camping (RV only) is the only accommodation option for Hipcampers.
  • A toilet is not required on properties larger than 20 acres, although we recommend offering one.

Please note: If you have over 20 acres and decide to go with the 'no toilet' option, it is important to make this very clear in your listing. Outside of not selecting 'toilet' in the amenities section, we highly encourage you to include this in your listing description as well as include how you prefer Hipcampers to dispose of their waste in the 'Rules and Regulations' section of your listing. Here is what Leave No Trace suggests as best practices.

You know your land and local laws best as far as what might work for you, but here is a range of toilet options our Hosts typically offer:

  • outdoor composting toilet
  • indoor composting toilet
  • port-a-potty
  • indoor plumbing toilet

If you’re interested in creating a toilet for your property, check out our Guide to Building a Composting Toilet in Less than 45 Minutes.

More examples of toilets offered by Hipcamp Hosts:

To learn more, you can view our Host Standards here.

You can create your free listing here: https://www.hipcamp.com/host

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