Making an outhouse of a portable shelter

By: Joel Lloyd


Portable shelters are a godsend for people who are low on resources, but require temporary accommodation for anything. Many use temporary shelters as garages, party tents, storehouses and even greenhouses. Another use of the portable shelter is an outhouse. In any case, people routinely use these shelters for residing purposes when they are on tours, treks, and even soldiers, doctors and other medical personnel reside in such shelters when they are on duty outside their local areas. If you are planning to buy a temporary shelter and make an outhouse out of it, here are some tips that you should consider.

If you are planning to make a more permanent outhouse, you should consider building it in the shape of an apartment and not a tent. A tent, though a classic and much used shape when it comes to outhouses, would not be the best way to place furniture. In addition, with a tent, you would need to reserve a complete side just for the entry and the exit. Therefore, look for pop up shelters that are square or rectangle in shape.

An outhouse would require electric supply, because if people were living overnight, they would need electricity to run their televisions, laptops and even charge their mobile phones. Therefore, when you are buying the shelter, see that it has at least some kind of ridges and outlets that will allow the user to bring in an electric wire into the shelter. One should not keep electronic devices out in the open, as heavy rain and winds can wreck havoc with the device. One thing that is very risky for an outhouse is the kitchen. You can always make a small campfire outside the tent for cooking purposes. Only the very experienced should keep a makeshift kitchen in the camp. Even experienced campers take many precautions when it comes to having naked flames inside the tent.

Buy a shelter that is big enough to house whatever you might want in the outhouse. The most common furniture would be a bed, a table, and in some cases even a refrigerator and a couch. Such shelters that can accommodate all this and more are available; you might need to look around for a bit more, probably.

If you are planning to accommodate devices like a computer or a television, ensure that you place them the region least exposed to the open areas, or else rains, wind, and other natural aspects may damage the electronic devices.

If you are planning to make the outhouse a bit more permanent, look for stronger materials. Tarpaulin is a good idea, but there are other stronger materials like canvas and plastic available in the market, which will definitely give your outhouse a greater lifespan.

These are just some suggestions that will make your outhouse look better as well as be more useful for you. There are several manufacturers providing different kinds of portable shelters. You should check out which of them provide one that would cater to your requirements.

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