Yurt Forum - A Yurt Community About Yurts  

Go Back   Yurt Forum - A Yurt Community About Yurts > Yurt Living
Search Forums
Advanced Search

Yurt Outhouse

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-10-2013, 02:31 PM   #11
Yurt Forum Member
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Near Itasca State Park, MN
Posts: 41
Default Re: Yurt Outhouse

We will be building in outhouse next summer, but unfortunately we have to have it 'designed' as per code. I think it requires us to have a vault. Many of our neighbors have outhouses just like yours with a hole, but I guess with all the lakes we have up here they had to adopt different regulations.
SeverTheTether is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2013, 07:40 PM   #12
Yurt Forum Addict
Marshall Eppley's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 188
Default Re: Yurt Outhouse

When we went for our building permit for our cabin we had to first get an out house permit.the out house permit was 100.00 the permit for the house was 50.00. they gave us a plan for the outhouse it was wild.the hole was to be 6x6x6ftand shored up bottom to top im talking fort knox craper here.All in all they were only worried about the vent through the roof and they did come out and inspect it. I just dug a hole and put the outhouse on top with a 2 inch vent through the roof.
Jafo likes this.
Marshall Eppley is offline   Reply With Quote
Pacific Yurts - The original modern yurt
Old 12-12-2013, 01:55 PM   #13
Yurt Forum Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 65
Default Re: Yurt Outhouse


I too am in vermont and use the humanure system. Love it.
Where are you? I am in Barretown.

Corinarose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 07:33 AM   #14
Yurt Forum Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 65
Default Re: Yurt Outhouse

I have some friends who built an outhouse above ground
The base was approximately 4' high by 8' wide. It was a 2x4 construction for the base that had chicken wire around it so air could flow through.
The outhouse sat ontop of half of the 4x8 frame and when it got full they slid the outhouse to the other side. There was no smell, and the eventually composted waste was used as fertilizer. It takes well over a year to fill up one side.
I though this was a brilliant idea to digging a hole and if one wanted to cover the wired in area you could use pallets or something similar.the unused section was covered creating a flat area next to the outhouse.
There were stairs up to the outhouse giving meaning to "sitting on the throne"!
Corinarose is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:23 AM.

Yurt Forum | Buying a Yurt | Building a Yurt | Yurt Life | Yurts for Sale | Yurt Glamping | Yurts Pricing Yurt Calculators | Yurt Insurance | Yurt Insulation | Yurt Classifieds

Copyright 2012 - 2024 Jeff Capron Inc.

Yurt Posts Delivered to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with all the new yurt posts to your inbox!

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]