Down, but not yet dirty
Countess Gertrude (the lovely Lynda) poses daintily in the future privy hole.
This was the deepest hole we could dig, about 2 feet, before hitting solid rock. And it took us two trips to find this spot.
We built up the surrounding area a little more before installing the privy, so we're cautiously optimistic that it will meet our needs, for now. We may need to relocate it in a few years.
Building the Privy (popup slideshow)
So, what's the plan?
The material below was used in helping us decide what we were looking for in a privy, so to speak, and to provide a starting point to Morey, our privy guy.
A Brief on Better Backhouse Building *
- Plans: *
- bench detail
- side elevation
- roof framing
- front elevation
- vent detail and floor framing
- rear elevation
* from "Cottage Water Systems" by Max Burns (a Cottage Life book)
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