Any of you who know us in real life know that my Man is a man who loves a project. He loves being creative, and building things - especially something new made to look old.
Over Christmas, he decided to get started on building an outhouse. We have one here at the farm which is rotten and caving in, and it's close to the house. We decided it would be nice to have an outhouse back in the farmyard, where it will most likely be more accessible and handy to use when we're outside.
After a few hours here and there working on this beast, he finished it this past weekend. Here's his masterpiece!
He built the outhouse in the shop, on skids, so over the years, it will be easy(ish) to move it if we need to. I love the unique touches of an old shovel handle, bent and used as the handle, and old hinges and chain, used for the door.
He bought rough cut lumber, and did board and batten on the outside, which was help maintain privacy when the boards shrink due to cold weather and dry weather.
We talked quite a bit about how to provide some light in the outhouse, so I picked up this battery operated lantern for the inside, as well as a solar powered light for the outside.