The Shed

On March 7, 2011, in Long Drops, by jason

The Shed

My old man knocked this up in a few hours on the 23rd using left over materials from when we were building a sleepout.


129 Responses to The Shed

  1. shelley says:

    I like the practical self draining footspace and the comfort of the sturdy chair complete with back rest. Form follows function with found objects.

  2. teresa says:

    But is it a proper long drop or does the waste just go into the bin then into the compost beside?

  3. Carla Menssen says:

    If you run a vent from the hole beneath out the roof above (10-15 cm diameter or so–pvc?) you’ll notice that the heat generated by the waste creates a natural air flow down the toilet and up the vent. Worth the effort.

    Been there.
    CG, Northern Minnesota, USA

  4. Builder of 'the shed' says:

    Is a proper long drop. Original plan was to put a seat on the bucket which is placed over a hole in the ground. Garden chair soon thought of! The black bin to the right is the “flush” system… Dirt from the hole, to be shoveled back in after each use.

  5. Lisa says:

    I am saying that this is definitely the “Taj-Mahal” of Christcurch long-drops!

  6. Lisa says:

    I am saying this is definitely the “Taj-Mahal” of Christchurch long-drops!

  7. Kiwi Dot From Gold Coast says:

    Reminds Frank of the good old “Angus Construction” apprentice days where they had to build their own loos on site just like this one and painted them “Angus Orange” – your “old man” is a trooper

  8. David X Wellington says:

    Its great to see that you guys down there are keeping on top of things.
    as a plumber ii give you 10/10 keep up the good work and all my best wishes.

  9. Vicky says:

    You’re old man is talented… very nicely built 😀

  10. AussieOregonHoJo says:

    A great loo, guys. Suggest a chimney-type vent in the room or vents high on the walls with flyscreen to stop the mozzies etc. That way you can close the well crafted door and not be suffocating. Aren’t you glad that plastic shopping bags have been recycled to make the ubiquitous green garden “throne”. Perhaps, also if you add an exhaust fan and duct tape it to a large plastic bag, you can make biofuel to run your cars on. Just a thought, though. Not mandatory. Good luck everyone and stay safe and healthy. Don’t forget to wash your hands when you leave the loo !

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