The interior was designed to feel like you walked through a portal into a home. We've had dozens of friends stay on the land and help with and collaborate on various projects; the least we can do is offer a hot shower, cold beer, and bathroom unlike any you'd expect to find when you hear "outhouse."
The cedar exterior has been treated with Swedish pine tar, a traditional Scandinavian method of preservation. It's a robust finish, meant to endure the damp fog and harsh winter storms. The blacked siding is easily lost among the forest and the ten foot wide charred stumps of the old growth redwood that dot the property-- relics of the timber logging 100 years ago.
From Jeff Waldman
This isn't a home, but a hopeful contender for Dwell Outhouse of the Day. This is an off the grid outhouse constructed by my girlfriend, our friends, and me over two months. We purchased the 10 acres of redwood, oak and madrone nearly a year ago, as a place to commune with friends and and to try our hand at various construction and design projects. This pit toilet bathroom is a 10 x 10 cube, clad in vertical cedar siding that's been treated with Scandinavian pine tar to achieve the black color and preserve the exterior in the damp coastal climate. The recessed exterior is raw wester red cedar.