Building an Outhouse

If you're establishing a homestead in a remote area, building an outhouse is something you'll probably want to do in short order. A properly managed privy is at least as healthful for people and land as a septic system.

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An outhouse frame as presented in the Texas Department of Health's now out of print Texas Community Sanitation Handbook. Note the door space is offset rather than centered.
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH