I bought a bunch of recycled lumber at our local Habitat store. Then I drew plans and did a lot of math to design the structure.
Before we got going on the outhouse, hubby and I worked on building two swings for the kids. We finished one, and decided to do the other one tomorrow.
For lunch, we built a campfire in the new fire ring and grilled burgers. Those sure hit the spot during a day of hard work!
Hubby and I spent the rest of the afternoon deep in construction. This was by far the largest project I've tackled myself, and Hubby hasn't done a lot of construction work.
Once the frame was finished, we turned the kids loose with paint. They did a great job painting the outhouse!
We installed the roof and hung the door. Inside, a reinforced platform with a real toilet seat makes things comfy.
Tomorrow, we'll finish installing the roof and do a few finish details.
I know it sounds weird that I'm absolutely thrilled to build an outhouse for Mother's Day, but that's just me. I love to make things, and I love our cabin.