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.

building an outhouse - frame and roof vent
The outbuilding should be framed in with 2 x 4's and a vent built for the pit. This vent may extend above the roofline as shown, or merely run out the back of the house.