Saturday, April 2, 2016

Out Door Loo

Dunny, Thunder Box, Shitter, Crapper, Bog, Out House, Shit house what ever you like to call it, it all means the same.
From using a bucket in the paddock to something with 3 and a bit walls, its the ultimate luxury in the Aussie Bush.

Phillip popped over for a visit and helped out with building the frame and nailing on the floor.

At the end of day 1 we have a bucket on a platform way more fancier than just in the paddock.

We made it the extension of the shower so we already had one wall to work with.

Sometimes i actually do get photos of me working, cut and nailed all the end wall boards on.

I think Sally Girl was thinking this was her new house.

At the end of day 2 we had walls and a roof, not as draughty as the day before.

Day 3 and Andrew cut down our fire wood box that was broken in the move and now its our new dunny box, so very fancy dont ya think.

As for me i get to sand and varnish the seat so you don't get splinters in your bum.

A fancy plastic lid to keep out the flies, a plastic bucket is in the box to catch all the waste.

You must sprinkle saw dust in after you finish every time, this helps with the composting and also stops the smell. The saw dust is a by product from milling our timber.
When we remove the bucket, the lid goes on and they sit up the back in the sun to cook for about 3 months or so, they are emptied into a big hole and it is covered where it composts down even more.
There are no smells and the system works pretty good.
A peg on the loo paper stops it from unrolling in the breeze.

Added a side wall so a little less breezy and a curtain for privacy when people visit.

So here is our new just for now shower house and loo.

We upgraded our gas shower as we had a little problem over winter with ice in the water pipes.
This new system is from a company called  Joolca, Hot Tap gas hot water. This little beauty is so so easy to use and adjust and it came with easy clip on connections.
Gas in, cold water in and hot water out.
This year all the pipes will be lagged so we don't have to worry about frozen pipes and wonderful hot showers all winter long.

Happy Adventures Nicole, Andrew & Sally Girl

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  1. You have made our loo!! Exactly the same, funny! :) Loving the hot water system. How do you pump your cold water?

  2. Wonderful effort all round. Toilets and bathrooms, are something we all take for granted, but is an absolute luxury in the bush! So, well done to you guys.