Are you heading off-grid or do you simply like the old-fashioned appearance of an outhouse on your property?
Either way, you’ll need a few outhouse plans in order to construct your outhouse properly. I’ve scoured the internet and have rounded up as many outhouse plans as I could locate. This way you can browse through them in one convenient location.
Surely, you’ll find one set of plans or an idea which will inspire you to build the outhouse perfect for your home.
Here are the outhouse plans to help you get the job done:
1. Ana White’s Outhouse for the Cabin
Ana White is an Alaskan builder who shares her plans on her website and does a phenomenal job at practically everything she builds.
Obviously, her outhouse is no different. It’s a good size for what you need in most cases. She also added a few personal touches with the moose antlers.
2. The Simple Outhouse
This is another plan created by Ana White. It’s meant to only use one piece of standard roofing and also had plywood sides.
If you’re looking for a simple but practical outhouse, check out these plans. It still appears it would be a nice addition to most properties.
3. My Outdoor Plans Outhouse
If you’re someone who needs a solid set of plans to follow to build, this site has you covered. It provides a materials list as well.
Plus, it shows other pictures where people have built from these plans and put their own spin on it. There are some beautiful options for inspiration.
4. Mother Earth News’ Outhouse
I love the plans by Mother Earth News. They are drawn out and include every little detail you must know to properly build an outhouse.
They cover the depth of the hole beneath the outhouse and also gives you ideas on how to kill odors too. It’s beneficial information all the way around.
5. East Texas Homemade Outhouse
I love the look of this outhouse. It seems to provide enough room to move around inside the outhouse. It also has a nicely slanted roof to help keep the elements off of it too.
But the thing I love most about this outhouse is the small details. The flowers around the outside add a nice touch and even the mirror inside the outhouse. It makes for a cozier feel.
6. The Instructables Outhouse
This outhouse isn’t quite as fancy as some shown above. It’s what you might envision of a DIY job on an outhouse.
However, it’s fully functional and appears to be inexpensive to build as well. The tutorial can help you get an outhouse up and going in no time flat.
7. How Stuff Works Composting Outhouse
This outhouse is a great way to get rid of any unwanted odors. It not only shares with you how to construct an outhouse, but it also shares with you how to start the composting process beneath the outhouse.
This will kill off any odor which makes an outhouse an unpleasant place.
8. The Modern and Non-Smelly Outhouse
The idea behind this outhouse tutorial is how to build a basic outhouse. They walk you through the details of how a traditional outhouse works, and the benefits of having an outhouse.
But they also walk you through a few alternatives for a more modern outhouse. This can include adding shingles or not using the outhouse as an outhouse at all.
9. The Stylish Off Grid Outhouse
I bet you didn’t know an outhouse could be considered stylish but if you’re living off-grid and have an outhouse, you’re living off-grid with style.
This tutorial walks you through each step of building an outhouse. It also includes lots of pictures to help you throughout your build.
10. The Budget-Friendly Modern Outhouse
Instructables is a great site because it allows regular people to share the ideas they’ve come up with and give details on how you can duplicate the process.
This outhouse is a great example of this. The person who built this outhouse used what they had and shared with others how they did it. Hopefully, this will either give you the knowledge to duplicate or inspire you to build your own outhouse creation with what you have available.
11. How to Specialist Outhouse
How-To Specialist is another amazing site which gives you a materials list, an idea of how long a build will take, and amazing plans to check.
With this outhouse, you can see where others have used the plans to build it (therefore, you know the plans work), and it can inspire you to make the changes you’d like.
12. The Lincoln Logs Outhouse
This outhouse is a gorgeous idea for an outdoor restroom. Unfortunately, there aren’t any plans to accompany it.
However, I personally like it a great deal because it reminds me of the childhood toys Lincoln Logs. It has a gorgeous, rustic appeal to it.
13. The Hobbit Outhouse
This is an interesting read. The owners of this outhouse had an outhouse which was mean to hold two people.
Instead of leaving it as a basic outhouse, they transformed it into an outhouse which resembles a hobbit house.
14. One-Holer Outhouse
This outhouse was constructed from old barnwood. It doesn’t have a tutorial or plans to accompany it. Therefore, it’ll have to be used as inspiration only.
However, this should inspire you to use any wood you have around you to build a small structure for an outdoor bathroom. It could turn out quite beautiful.
15. The Victorian Outhouse
Clearly, the owners of this outhouse wanted their bathroom to be a place of glamour and where they’d enjoy being.
It’s a gorgeous outhouse with a great deal of thought and design which went into it. If you’re looking for an outhouse which will make you want to stay a while this could be it.
16. The Raised Outhouse
This outhouse may look unique from the outside, but it’s because it has a modern touch added to it which can’t be seen from the outside.
A composting toilet is what waits inside this outhouse. Therefore, the house must be raised to make room for the toilet.
17. The Upcycled Outhouse
This outhouse may look a little rough on the outside. Yet, the inside is a fully finished bathroom. They were able to find items and upcycle them to work in the outhouse.
Therefore, keep in mind, not all outhouses have to be flashy. They only must function.
18. The Custom Compost Outhouse
This outhouse shares the details on how it was set up to become a composting outhouse. This is a great function to have to keep the smell down.
But they also added many lights to the exterior which makes the outhouse look more welcoming. The red door helps to.
19. The Pallet Bathroom
If you’re working on a meager budget, check out this idea. They used pallets to build their entire outdoor bathroom.
It looks amazing from the inside out. You can see the detail of how the pallets were used. This is a functional and cost-effective idea.
You now have 19 different outhouse plans for building an outhouse on your property. Some are ideas only while others have the plans and materials list ready to go.
You might also want to consider using a composting toilet, while you are busy planning your outdoor toilet plans.
And with all that said and done, it’s time for you to pull out your imagination and figure out what type of structure you want on your property to serve as your outdoor restroom.