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 for these outhouse building plans should be constructed of 4×4 post and beam framing and the siding made of sturdy rough sawn pine.
We also sell these outhouse blueprints fully assembled as an outhouse kit. Both the prefab privy, and the outhouse 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 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 kit. Find quality wooden out houses for sale, here at Jamaica Cottage Shop.