Functional or just for looks an outhouse is a staple of the countryside. A half 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 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 wooden outhouse 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 consists of 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.
Our out houses for sale 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 building an outhouse kit pieces are color-coded, and part numbered. The wooden outhouse 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 building an outhouse kit.