I have guests coming. Well, now that I write a family of five have just spent a great weekend with me, they camped and we ate, drank and had a great time around and about, including two great evenings in the comfort of my new garden shed/chalet. Facilities were needed, something better than a chair with a hole, a bucket and a windbreak. Thanks Dad, it was a brilliant start and will remain an emergency second, but things are moving on quickly in some departments and a better dunny is called for. So I set too:
|a collection of pallets and salvaged wood awaiting inspiration|
|a path in the woods with no destination|
|I checked on the ground to see that the pallet base fitted|
|but not in the trees above. The structure had to be moved to fit the walls and roof|
|a round hole in some planks to provide a comfortable seat|
With a bucket below and a well fitting lid to keep everything where it belongs. An old enamel saucepan to keep the sawdust and toilet paper dry and when I find one, a little brush to tidy the seat.
I finished the main construction with four hours to spare, the driveway had preoccupied me somewhat during the last week or so and I used a sheet of groundcover plastic as a temporary door. Got a real one at a local junk shop over the weekend but haven’t had time to fit it yet.
It works like a dream, is comfortable, private and won't blow way in the breeze.