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Wishin for an outhouse
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Dreamweaver    Posted 06-24-2001 at 06:50:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
This may sound like a dumb question, but I would like to like to purchase or acquire an outhouse to use as a potting shed. How would I go about looking for one?

Elena    Posted 05-26-2004 at 15:11:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I would like an advice, where do I get the chemical that go into the outhouse hole to desinfect and remove smells?
Please kindly reply to my email.

Thanks in advance,

Lew    Posted 06-25-2001 at 21:12:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you let the word out locally (esp. as to where one is you like) and wait till Halloween, you might just get more than one.

Doc    Posted 06-24-2001 at 20:06:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Believe me, how about wishing for cancer or AIDS! You really do not want a used one but a brand new one, not used! Just think what the original germs great grandkids, maybe I should call them grandgerms, in those old outhouses have now evolved! Maybe stong enough to wipe us all out....LOL! Best Regards, Doc

M.R.    Posted 06-24-2001 at 23:01:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, "be carefull what you wish for".

Reminds me of the solar one up on the hill, built it with a trailer house window on a angle under the roof line, with a hand crank opener or vent. Also had shelves on three sides for storage, like reading material, nuts and bolts to sort in my free time, etc. ;]

btw: It's even on skids.

IHank    Posted 06-24-2001 at 12:42:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dream Weaver- Clik on my private e-mail, for a copy of "The Specialist", or yell at Kim because I sent her a copy long ago. It's a humorous little essey about design and construction of outhouses and written sometime in the 1920's.

Like the book sez, the decisions about location, positioning, 2, 3, or 4 holes, and the vent cut out on the door options can be overwhelming.

So, if you just want a garden activity shed, then your best bet is to slide over to your local building center and get you one of them little 8 X 12 sheds delivered to your back yard. Grins, IHank

p.s.- Yesterday I got neighbor gal's kids to take the seats out of Love Bus II. It's getting closer to being "road ready"! So, bring lots of gas money and we'll road test it thru Southern IA and Northern MO for your vacation... };-)>

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-24-2001 at 13:50:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Hank, but the point was that I want an authentic outhouse, to be utilized as a potting shed. It's the antiquity I'm after, not the versitility. Those metal or wood storage buildings are great for being practical, but when have you ever known me to be practical? LOL

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-24-2001 at 14:43:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
BTW - how come u need 2 luv buses? Got that much action going? If so, better invest in some good shocks.....LOL

IHank    Posted 06-25-2001 at 12:39:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dream Weaver- In another life I was a Boy Scout, and since then I've kept faith with the "Be Prepared" motto. I'm now working with the "build it and they will come" premise- screamers, moaners, who cares, jest so they come... Trouble is that so far nobody has showed up... This might be your big chance to be the star of the show!

As to the bus needing shock absorbers... Well, the answer to that depends on what happens during your vacation and property buying expediton out here in the wild west, along with how many times I can refill my Viagra perscription and get Hadacol and Geritol refills. Doc, please stand by to help me thru this one! Grins, IHank

Doc    Posted 06-25-2001 at 15:16:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hank, it probably will take the vet on this net, guess you can call him the net vet, me , as well as a hardware salesman to get you through this one! All the advantages that I read here about WD40 spray, I am sure by now it is sold only on the advice of a hardware salesman.

IHank    Posted 06-25-2001 at 23:26:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Doc- Come on now, gimmie a break! I don't think I'm so far gone into being an animal that I need a DVM. Or do I? Please, don't be giving Veterans Administration any wild assed ideas about how to deal with us people that were almost flower children back in the sixties! So much for a wasted life... IHank

Spence    Posted 06-24-2001 at 11:17:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't make large holes for clay pots!!!

Look around for some old barn
planks and put one together complete with square
vent stack made of board. Put some old tin on the
roof and a half moon on the plank door and it should look pretty good. Make some planters and have the lady put flowers in them on the outside.

Great idea.

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-24-2001 at 12:34:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Spence, that's kinda what I had in mind....

Alvin-Va    Posted 06-24-2001 at 10:02:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Think I see a typo,you mean 'potty' shed.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 06-24-2001 at 07:14:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Use an outhouse for a potting Shed? At least you will have a ready source of fertilizer! I think an outhouse would be a little small to do much in other than what it was originally designed for. But good luck on your project anyhow.

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-24-2001 at 07:21:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL - actually I got the idea from a magazine. They cut windows in it, painted it, and built some benches onto the outside to take the indoors, "outdoors," which enlarged the space. By the time they finished with, it was great! I see them all the time dotted on abandoned land and run down houses around here. Wonder if I'd get "shot" if I tried to just "nab" one? (With a little help, of course).

Larry    Posted 06-24-2001 at 20:16:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]

If you do try to nab one.Be careful you don't slip into the hole that's under it.:-)

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-24-2001 at 07:24:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Follow-up - if I see one on somebodys' land and want to inquire about buying it, would I just go to the county deeds office to find the owner? I have no idea who most of the land around here belongs to.

Robert in W. Mi.    Posted 06-24-2001 at 14:35:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think you better run on over to Holly Springs city hall, and check with Billy Jo Johnson first!! Just to see if all that is legal, as i'd hate to have to come on down there and bail ya out of the crow bar motel!!!

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-24-2001 at 14:40:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Smart A** - heehee........

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