Modern Outhouse Plans
Printable PDF plans for out second outhouse. As an outhouse, these plans can be used for a conventional pit toilet outhouse, or used with a composting toilet, or a traditional plumbed toilet with a water supply. The overhang can house a sink and there is also room for an outdoor shower. (A reliable model of off-grid heater is mentioned in the plans.)
This build was designed to be as efficient as possible, low cost, and novice friendly. Walls can be done with a single layer of siding, or you can use full sheets of plywood siding, without cutting any of the sheets to width. Plans for both styles are included.
Alternative uses for the building are a shed or a playhouse. Put a window in for some extra ambiance and sunlight. The overhang area can be used for storage, or it can cover a potting bench and a sink.
SIZE: Enclosed area 32 sq ft. Footprint is 4x8 ft. Roof is 10x10 ft. Covered area is 50 sq ft.
COST: $1800 USD. Material choices and local pricing will vary the total build cost.
WHAT’S INCLUDED: Instantly available digital download includes printable PDF builder-ready blueprints, a materials list, notes on materials and build tips, a digital album of 200 photos and videos of the build process, and a bonus 3D Sketchup model.
–Sketchup is a program that allows you to construct in 3D, examine all the construction details, modify the design, hide layers, take measurements, and explore the build. If you intend to modify these plans it’s a fantastic tool to make those changes and to familiarize yourself with the construction process digitally before doing it for real. Sketchup is available as an always-free web app, so there is no added cost.
–Please feel free to download any plans to price materials, or shop them around to builders to explore options or modifications. If you ultimately find that you can’t use them for your project I’m happy to get you a refund.
–Plans are copyrighted by ElevatedSpaces and are for personal use only, so no commercial distribution, please.