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Meet the

Outhouse Shed

Meet the

Outhouse Shed

A small footprint with a big heart. Perfect for a composting toilet to save space outside of your tiny home or camp; or storage with for your yard tools, sports equipment or gardening supplies.

Complete with the classic quarter moon cutout design in the door, this adorable little shed is reminiscent of old-time outhouses. Perfect for small yards, this petite building is perfect for storing all your lawn and garden tools while requiring minimal space. This unique and charming shed makes for a distinctive accent to any property.

Available Size

Outhouse Shed Packages

Outhouse Shed Specifications



Roof Style: Gable Style

See the materials, dimensions, and floor plans for this building, model and download the PDF

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Outhouse Shed

Pre-Cut Kit
Fully Assembled

All About The Outhouse Shed

With a lot of charisma and just a little humor, the Outhouse Shed is a classic design that can enhance your yard with the charm of the countryside. Its most distinctive feature is the quarter moon cutout design in the front door. Stories have it that the emblematic quarter moon cutout in the Outhouse door dates to Europe in the 1500’s, where men’s toilets were marked with a symbol of the sun, and women’s were marked with the moon. The design was popularized in the media through western films, which always showed outhouses with a crescent moon.

Store lawn chairs, gardening essentials, skis or other sports equipment, or your children’s toys. If you are looking to turn this into a proper outhouse, we suggest having a look at our Working Outhouse, which comes with added features that make it an ideal outdoor restroom.

Choose Your Type

The Outhouse Shed comes in one size and is offered as a complete shell kit with do-it-yourself instructions. With a footprint of only 4’x4′, you can fit the Outhouse Shed in even the smallest of yards. If you happen to be within 300 miles of our factory in Londonderry, Vermont, we can also ship this shed to you fully assembled.


Each of our buildings comes with default options that match our specifications. However, if you want to personalize your purchase, we have made that process a breeze. As you go through each step, you’ll be able to customize your shed. Oodles of options exist to style your Outhouse Shed just the way you’d like. We offer many all-natural pine and cedar siding options. Roofing choices include corrugated metal, Western Red Cedar shingles or shakes, and architectural asphalt shingles.

• Strengthen – Our buildings are built to withstand harsh New England weather but offer options to increase its durability. This building defaults to joists and rafters placed at 24” on center, but you could upgrade to 16” on center to increase weight ratings, which may be useful if you plan to use this for storing heavy objects. If your building site is placed in a damp area you might also consider opting for treated skids, or a completely treated floor system to enhance weatherproofing.

• Add-Ons – Steel Shed Anchors are wrapped around your skids, then the triangular head is hammered into the ground. They provide some additional stability, which is great if you are building in a windy area. Termite Shields can be placed on your foundation’s concrete blocks or piers before you start building. They deter termites from crawling on your building. We also recommend installing shelves or hooks inside, to make the most of the ample vertical space in this design.


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Pre-Cut Kits ship nationwide! Read More

Fully Assembled projects ship up to 300 miles from our factory location. Read More

See details on Formats here

*Site must be accessible and accommodate delivery equipment

Fully Assembled

Fully Assembled
Shell | Fully Assembled
$ 2,332
  • Footprint: 16 SQFT
  • Overall Dimensions: 4x4
  • Roof Pitch: 12/12

Pre-Cut Kit

Pre-Cut Kit
Shell | Pre-Cut Kit
$ 1,547
  • Footprint: 16 SQFT
  • Overall Dimensions: 4x4
  • Roof Pitch: 12/12


What is a Pre-Cut Kit? What is included in this package?

The Pre-Cut lumber package has all the framing members cut and ready for assembly. It includes siding, roofing, pre-dimensioned trim, and fastening hardware. Many designs also include windows and doors. The floor system, walls and rafters have all been cut, color-coded and part numbered. The detailed cut list coincides with the color-coded exploded view. The head scratching has been removed, the headaches of finding the correct angles and the aggravation of starting from scratch has all been simplified. The kit is geared to a do-it-yourself homeowner with beginner-to-beginner knowledge of carpentry.

Should I buy a Pre-Cut Kit or Fully Assembled Building?

We design our kits to be organized and easy to understand. If you have basic carpentry skills and are looking to save money, a kit is a great idea for you. We ship our kits  all across the continental USA and part of Canada.

If you live within our Northeast delivery area, you are able to purchase many of our buildings Fully Assembled. You’ll save time and have the peace of mind that your cottage is being built by expert craftsmen.

What is a Complete Shell and What Comes With It?

A complete shell is an uninsulated building. As a kit, it includes everything required to assemble the building including hardware, precut framing, siding and roofing as well as doors and windows. Hardware, millwork sheathing and DIY plans have been enclosed. Each piece is color coded and part numbered. The exact itemization of what is inserted can be found on the specifications tab of the website for each product page design.

What is the difference between a 3-Season and 4-Season Insulation package?

3-Season –A three-season kit prepares the building for interior finishing. It includes the complete shell plus vapor barrier, solid roof sheathing and insulated floor system. A three season building seals the structure from humidity and moisture protecting from the environment, insects and rodents.

4-Season – Best for year-round comfort. The package includes everything a 3 season does with the addition of insulated thermal pane millwork, wall and roof insulation and pine interior sheathing.

Can I Customize My Building?

Yes! When you purchase your building, you have the option to pick siding, roofing, and flooring options to upgrade or modify your building. Read more about what options we offer.

If you are looking for some very special customizations to one of our buildings, our cottage designers can help. Contact our custom shop team to build a bespoke cottage.

How Can I Pay? Do You Offer Financing?

We accept Master Card, American Express, Discover Card and Visa, Cash, Personal Check, Financing, ACH transfers, Wire transfers, and PayPal. There are so many ways to purchase your dream cottage!

We also offer easy financing options, including a 50% now, 50% later option. See financing page.

Free Shipping for Pre-Cut Kits

We are proud to ship our kits all over the continental USA and to parts of Canada. To qualify for free shipping, you must have a business address and appropriate equipment for offloading your kit. Go to our shipping policy for more details

Fully Assembled Buildings

We deliver to customers within a 200 mile radius of our shop in Londonderry Vermont. This area includes New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and some parts of Maine, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and of course, Vermont.