As a child growing up in Africa, my family and I spent many a vacation roughing it, while out on safari, with no bathroom facilities aside from the great out doors. If not camping, we were traveling to other destinations in the third world where toilets were not quite the modern facilities we were accustomed to at home. As a result, I can pretty much use anything available to me when necessary, but I gotta tell you, I am completely thrilled to finally have a working, indoor toilet at the cabin!
our restroom facilities for the first six months coudln’t get any more primitive!
moving up in the world…Max helps put up the potty tent
after having had the potty tent for a few weeks, Dave, ever the idea man, fashions a toilet out of a bottomless drywall bucket to which he has glued a toilet seat
me, checking out our awesome new toilet
with construction about to start, we are required to have a Port-a-John delivered
Dave steps in to help level the Port-a-John
much tired of putting up and taking down the potty tent every time we visit, I’m super excited about this step up in our toilet facilities!
with the outside construction complete, we move to the inside of the cabin…first on the agenda is to put in a working bathroom
tongue and groove walls begin to go up
two walls done!
both inner and outer walls are up, with a layer of Safe and Sound insulation between
Dave begins constructing a vanity top for the sink
legs are fashioned out of logs from our property
next, the faucet is put in place
for the sink, Dave drills a hole in the bottom of a galvanized bucket and applies a bead of caulk to the underside for added waterproofing
the completed sink and vanity are ready to be installed
next, Dave puts in the overhead light
toilet and sink are connected to the existing plumbing
we have running water!!!!
our new deer antler light and working toilet and sink!
and for privacy, a temporary ply wood door
And for your viewing pleasure, so that you can get the full effect…