We’ve been bouncing back and forth between our place in Smithville and an apartment in Austin. Switching between construction and earning a paycheck, for said construction, has consumed our past few months!
With the outhouse closer to completion we can begin to think about how we want to spiff it up. An old mirror proves to be a killer art piece, that helps to blend our structure with the natural surroundings. We’ve over built this outhouse, so why not decorate it, and give it some rain water catching capabilities! We are taking advantage of the higher rainfall totals in Smithville with some reclaimed gutters and a few new parts and pieces. A complete walk-through video is planned as we learned some lessons while building our catchment system.
We opted to tie into the electrical grid and gave Blue Bonnet Electric Co-op a call. They were able to replace our worn out 20 foot pole and meter loop with a brand new 30 foot pole, transformer and meter. We purchased our meter loop at the local lumber store (~$600), which means we paid the power company (~$60) to come install the new meter loop and connect us to their Co-op, thanks to that resident discount! We have future plans to have an off-grid solar array set up for our outdoor lighting and other misc. power needs. We’ll save that for a future video as well.
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