There was no bathroom in the summerhouse…

“Sooo, where did you go to pee then?” you may think…Yeah well! Here in Sweden there is something called “utedass”. An outhouse with a bucket. It was okay for some time, but it turned into a problem for me when I had to go to the toilet in the middle of the night. The house is surrounded by forest…it’s almost pitch black…

Quite a while, we were looking for affordable compost toilets. And then we found one up close Gothenburg. It is a great and sustainable alternative to a water toilet.

We then decided to use the small storage/washing room that connects the part of the house we live in with the part that is used as shed.

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I just simply took everything down they left in there and painted the room. On our vacation in Athens, we found a metal water tank to hang on the wall. Our plan is to fill this with water and build a simple sink connected to a 5 l canister to collect the water. That would be enough for us to wash our hands in.

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The shelf to hold the tank, Martin built out of wood he found in the attic. I’m going to sew a small curtain to hide the canister.

No more going out in the dark, cold and creepy night 🙂