Fun Tiny Design – An Adirondack Outhouse

by Andy Sheldon

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Occasionally people ask me (especially at cocktail parties) what I’m working on in with my private clients and of course I do not want to sound boring.  I was thinking of what project recently would be the least boring and without a doubt, it would be “The Adirondack Outhouse”.

Last fall I completed the drawings for an addition to an Adirondack A-Frame and also was to look at a few out-buildings, one being an outhouse.  This summer “Camp” is remotely located on the “water access only” shore of a nice small lake in the Adirondack’s.  Although electricity has been run to this side of the lake, there is no public sewer and septic systems here can be dicy. Outhouses in these rural situations are still very common, and the normal solutions many times are not very pleasing.

An Adirondack Outhouse

An Adirondack Outhouse

So here I am… an Architect with an outhouse project.  And actually it was a blast to do… so much fun… and my first.  Just thought you might like a peek. The contractor, who will be starting the addition in the Spring, says he will have no problem building from the sketch you see here.  No permits are needed for anything under 100sf.

As always, I would love to have your opinion and feedback… please leave a comment below.



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