Functional or just for looks, an outhouse is a staple of the countryside. A quarter-moon design is cut out of the door. The history of the quarter-moon on the door of the outhouse goes way back to Europe in the 1500s or the 1600s. It was a common practice back then, to identify which outhouse was which by means of a circular symbol on the door of the men’s and a quarter-moon on the ladies’. The circular symbol and the quarter-moon were Europe’s version of the Chinese Yin and Yang.
A little building such as this can be incorporated with a composting toilet or be equipped with a working hole or used just for looks to store hand tools. Our optional outhouse toilet package includes a bench seat, a toilet seat and a hopper. The walls are constructed of 4×4 post and beam framing and the siding is made of sturdy rough sawn pine.
We sell this popular outhouse fully assembled, as a kit, or as a set of detailed plans. Both the prefab privy, and the kit are hand made in Vermont, from native rough sawn hemlock and pine lumber, the pre-cut lumber package includes all fastening hardware, roofing, and step-by-step plans. Designed for the beginner carpenter the kit pieces are color-coded, and part numbered. The kit will ship as a truckload sale to give you the best possible price for delivery. The truckload sale means that we wait for a full truckload of kits going to your area and are able to extend substantial savings to you for shipping expenses. Pictures of client-modified kits do not depict option A designs and may contain windows, doors, siding or hardware not included in the pre-cut kit.