outhouse -wood treated pine


Outhouse Wood $350.00
83 Westwood Ln, Brenham Texas 77833

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Costum wood work : coffe tables, end tables, beds, entertaintment center,

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Unique pieces of furniture -antique -rustic – custom design  & various.

Be the 1st in to have this out house housenostalgic, rustic, shed.

This out house can be also use as a shed to store yard tools.


Item Specifications:

Finish: Unfinished

Dimensions : 33 inches wide 34.5 inches diameter  6 feet tall approximate

Weight: 100  lbs. approximte

Wood: Treated Pine



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Prairie Leisure Design Outhouse Storage Shed


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This article is about a type of building or structure used primarily as a toilet. For other uses, see Outhouse (disambiguation).


Example in Le Palais, Brittany.


Squat outhouse


The privy at Örebro castle


Two-level outhouse connected to main house via a skyway at the Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House in Belle Plaine, Minnesota


Interior of an 1880s example near Stamford, South Dakota, showing seat with cover and a louvered vent to one side.


School outhouse from Portz, Germany about 1900, now at the Roscheider Hof Open Air Museum


1940 WPA Community Sanitation Poster by John Buczak of Illinois promoting sanitary outhouse designs.

An outhouse, also commonly known as a privy, earth closet, or in Australia as a dunny, is a small structure, separate from a main building, which covers a pit latrine or a dry toilet. Outside North America, the term "outhouse" refers not to a toilet but to outbuildings in a general sense.




The term outhouse is used in North American English for the structure over a pit latrine.[1] The structures are referred to by many other terms throughout the English-speaking world including dunny in Australia[A] and bog in the United Kingdom. The terms kybo and biffy are unique to the Scouting movements.[3] In Australia such toilets are referred to as long-drops.[B]

Design and construction[edit]

Outhouses vary in design and construction. Common features usually include:

  • A separate structure from the main dwelling, close enough to allow easy access, but far enough to minimize odours.
  • Being a suitable distance away from any freshwater well, so as to minimize risk of contamination and disease.[5]
  • An important feature which distinguishes an outhouse from other forms of toilets is the lack of connection to plumbing, sewer, or septic system.
  • Walls and a roof for privacy and to shield the user from the elements—rain, wind, sleet and snow (depending on locale) and thus to a small degree, cold weather. Floor plans typically are rectangular or square, but hexagonal outhouses have been built.[6] Thomas Jefferson designed and built two brick octagons at his vacation home.[7]
  • Outhouse door design: There is no standard for door design. The well-known crescent moon on American outhouses was popularized by cartoonists and had a questionable basis in fact. There are authors who claim the practice began during the colonial period as an early "mens"/ "ladies" designation for an illiterate populace (the sun and moon being popular symbols for the genders during those times).[8] Others refute the claim as an urban legend.[C] What is certain is that the purpose of the hole is for venting and light and there were a wide variety of shapes and placements employed.
  • In Western societies, there is at least one seat with a hole in it, above a small pit.
  • In Eastern societies, there is a hole in the floor, over which the user crouches.
  • A roll of toilet paper is sometimes available. However, historically, old newspapers and catalogs from retailers specializing in mail order purchases, such as the Montgomery Ward or Sears Roebuck catalog, were also common before toilet paper was widely available. Paper was often kept in a can or other container to protect it from mice, etc. The catalogs served a dual purpose, also giving one something to read.[10] Old corn cobs, leaves, or other types of paper were also used.
  • Outhouses are typically built on one level, but two-story models are to be found in unusual circumstances. One double-decker was built to serve a two-story building in Cedar Lake, Michigan. The outhouse was connected by walkways. It still stands (but not the building).[D] The waste from "upstairs" is directed down a chute separate from the "downstairs" facility in these instances, so contrary to various jokes about two story outhouses, the user of the lower level has nothing to fear if the upper level is in use at the same time.
  • The Boston Exchange Coffee House (1809 – 1818) was equipped with a four-story outhouse [12] with windows on each floor [13]
  • U.S. President Calvin Coolidge had a window in his outhouse, but such accoutrements are rare.[14]
  • Outhouses are commonly humble and utilitarian, made of lumber or plywood. This is especially fit so they can easily be moved when the earthen pit fills up. Depending on the size of the pit and the amount of use, this can be fairly frequent, sometimes yearly. As pundit 'Jackpine' Bob Cary wrote: "Anyone can build an outhouse, but not everyone can build a good outhouse."[15]
  • However, brick outhouses are known. Some have been surprisingly ornate, almost opulent considering the time and the place.[16] For example, an opulent 19th century antebellum example (a three-holer) is at the plantation area at the State Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia.[17] The outhouses of Colonial Williamsburg varied widely, from simple expendable temporary wood structures to high style brick.[7] See Jefferson's matched pair of eight-sided brick privies.[7] Such outhouses are sometimes considered to be overbuilt, impractical and ostentatious, giving rise to the simile "built like a brick shithouse." That phrase's meaning and application is subject to some debate; but (depending upon the country) it has been applied to men, women, or inanimate objects.
  • Construction and maintenance of outhouses is subject to provincial, state, and local governmental restriction, regulation and prohibition.[18] It is potentially both a public health issue, which has been addressed both by law and by education of the public as to good methods and practices (e.g., separation from drinking water sources). This also becomes a more prevalent issue as urban and suburban development encroaches on rural areas,[19] and is an external manifestation of a deeper cultural conflict.[20] See also urban sprawl, urban planning, regional planning, suburbanization, urbanisation and counter urbanisation.
  • Outhouses can be part of larger controversies concerning the environment, environmental policy, environmental quality and environmental law.[21]
  • A modern analogy to the outhouse is the "Clivus multrum", which is an electric and waterless composting toilet. They are an alternative to outhouses and septic fields, and provide effective sanitation in areas too remote for sewer lines. Worm hold privies, another variant of the composting toilet are being touted by Vermont's Green Mountain Club. These simple outhouses are stocked with red worms (a staple used by home composters).[21] Despite their environmental benefits, composting toilets are likewise subject to regulations.[22]
  • In suburban areas not connected to the sewerage, outhouses were not always built over pits. Instead, these areas utilized a pail closet, where waste was collected into large cans positioned under the toilet, to be collected by contractors (or night soil collectors) hired by property owners or the local council. The used cans were replaced with empty, cleaned cans. Until the 1970s Brisbane relied heavily on this form of sanitation.[23]
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