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A properly managed privy is at least as healthful for people and land as a septic system and is far more than a place to evacuate waste. Ours is a sanctuary in which to be quiet with no one to ask why you aren't busy; to think or read with no one waiting to get in to shave; to watch a small, pretty piece of the day pass outside (one of the clapboards on our outhouse has a crack that's perfect for viewing through, like Arctic sunglasses.

A properly managed privy is at least as healthful for people and land as a septic system and is far more than a place to evacuate waste. Ours is a sanctuary in which to be quiet with no one to ask why you aren't busy; to think or read with no one waiting to get in to shave; to watch a small, pretty piece of the day pass outside (one of the clapboards on our outhouse has a crack that's perfect for viewing through, like Arctic sunglasses.

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Construct a Small Septic System

Rustic Wooden Toilet Paper Holder Shelf Tree by LimbsAndTwigs

Rustic Wooden Toilet Paper Holder Shelf, Tree Branch Toilet Paper Holder, Log Cabin Bathroom Decor, Wood Bath Tissue Hanger, Accessories

Outhouses are cool, and probably more sanitary than indoor plumbing when you really think about it.

Outhouses are cool, and probably more sanitary than indoor plumbing when you really think about it.

Turn Waste into a Resource with Human Manure

Turn Waste into a Resource with Human Manure - Homesteading and Livestock

The bathroom presents a unique decorating opportunity to add some humor and whimsy by displaying funny bathroom signs.

Funny Bathroom Signs

The bathroom presents a unique decorating opportunity to add some humor and whimsy by displaying funny bathroom signs.

building an outhouse - frame and roof vent

Building an Outhouse - Homesteading and Livestock

Outhouse -- This is what I want for the cabin. How about a little bigger for a sauna?

Outhouse -- This is what I want for the cabin. How about a little bigger for a sauna?

Excellent example of sustainability meeting and hooking up with creativity for a longterm gridoff solution!

Excellent example of sustainability meeting and hooking up with creativity for a longterm gridoff solution!