Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Outhouse in Alaska


     I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of our outhouse in Alaska. People have preconceived notions about outhouses. I know I did. So one of the biggest changes that Mr. MM made for me was making a nice outhouse. We house our generator in here so it is always warm. Yes, even the toilet seat. For some reason I did not get a photo of the inside once it was finished. So picture a nice counter top over the barrel with a rounded edge on it. And a toilet seat attached to the counter. It is pretty comfy really. I have a toilet paper holder attached to the wall. We keep a box of Charmin wipes out there and Clorox clean-ups to wipe the counter and seat down. We put cat litter deodorant down in the hole so it doesn't smell bad like most outhouses you use. This summer I am going to paint the inside of the door, and possibly the walls, with chalkboard paint so everyone can sign the door or leave funny little sayings. I am also going to leave a little book with funny sayings or inspirational quotes in there for quick reading. 
During the Building Process.
Summer View


Winter View


Morning View from the Outhouse Window



Afternoon View From the Outhouse

Moon In the Door

Where the Outhouse is Located Near the Cabin



     Eventually the cabin will be shingled with white trim also. But first we want to have a wrap around deck put in. The stairs are temporary until the deck is in. Eventually the windows will be replaced with larger ones and the door will be painted the same blue at the roof. It is going to be such a nice looking, cozy little place when we are done with it. It is quite the slow project but it sure is fun planning the improvements. 

     That is our little 4 wheel truck that gets us into the cabin during the summer. We have to park up at a gravel parking lot with our regular truck and switch to this heavy duty 4 wheel truck to get in to the cabin because the trails are pretty rutted and sometimes muddy. It is actually easier to get to the cabin by snow mobile in the winter. 

    Well, I hope you enjoyed this little peak of where we spend some time when we are in Alaska. I will be flying back up there April 23rd for another 2 week adventure. I wish everyone could see Alaska atleast once in their lifetime. It is even more beautiful and majestic than I ever imagined. I am so blessed that Mr. MM chose me to share it with him.

3 comments:

Never Enough Thyme Creations said...

Alaska is definitely on our list! We are planning a huge trip there, but it is 4-5 years away... I know your travels and adventures there will be an incredible journey for you both!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Love the shingles. I can picture the cabin with the shingles and porch. It will look great! I hope we can visit Alaska some day. We tried to get there when we were active duty but never got the chance.

Christina said...

Thanks for coming over to my blog ladies! Put a little smile on my face. xo