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Outhouse Issues #7378479 12/16/18 09:05 PM
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It seems the old hunting cabins of yesteryear are hard to come by. Are there any counties in Texas where you can just just up a 12' x 18' shack, generator for electric, bring in your water, and set up an out house. I might be going about it wrong but it seems now a days you have to pretty much put up a small house.
I want to get a small spot of land, set up a dwelling, like a 12 x 18 concrete block, flat roof, and use an electric generator for power, bring in water, use an outhouse (or even chemical toilet.
Thanks for steering in in a right direction.

Re: Outhouse Issues [Re: Dave Scott] #7378491 12/16/18 09:15 PM
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I may be wrong but I would think you could do that just about anywhere that is incorporated

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Originally Posted by don k
I may be wrong but I would think you could do that just about anywhere that is incorporated


I have the same understanding. But I think if you are hooked up to a public water supply you have to have a septic system.

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What is stopping you ?

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I would just do it but get it away from the house and kinda secluded. It's not always legal. I had one years ago. A guy from the County came by for some reason and mentioned my "deer stand". I told him it was my out house. He told me that they were not legal in that County and to keep my mouth shut about it. I won't say what County.

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Originally Posted by don k
I may be wrong but I would think you could do that just about anywhere that is incorporated

I meant to say that is not incorporated.

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I have a very nice built outhouse for sale.

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Originally Posted by Erny
Originally Posted by don k
I may be wrong but I would think you could do that just about anywhere that is incorporated


I have the same understanding. But I think if you are hooked up to a public water supply you have to have a septic system.


this is not true,

if you put in a septic system , you have to notify the state, they will do soil test before approving such dig and install

that's what I had to do on my land and I dug my own wells

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If you dig a big hole and put your outhouse on top you're good to go

Re: Outhouse Issues [Re: Dave Scott] #7391601 12/31/18 09:27 PM
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Dave many unincorporated rural counties do not have building codes nor enforcement personnel. Using common sense you have great latitude on accomplishing your objective, I would inquire with folks in your county government as to the existence of codes. depending on where you are you will probably find you have great flexibility. Speaking from experience I was able to achieve all that you are considering without having to deal with unnecessary complications.

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