The "JOHN" Jumbo Outhouse Building

Model Number: PTR-6J (Jumbo)


Designer Notes

The “John” Jumbo Outhouse was designed at the request of some parks departments looking for an alternative to traditional wood buildings. The “Jumbo” Version, as the name implies, is a larger version of the regular version. In Canada it meets the basic requirements for wheelchair accessibility; though it does not meet ADA requirements in the US. See our Wheelchair Accessible version. The “John” addresses many of the issues typically associated with outdoor latrine buildings in semi-remote locations-transportation and handling, assembly, and the use of materials that require minimal if no maintenance over several years in a wide range of diverse environments. The “John” meets and exceeds these expectations while providing a very comfortable and memorable user experience. Strategically designed as a modular system, the individual components can be easily carried into semi-remote locations and be put together with minimal tools at a fraction of the traditional wood and concrete alternatives. The building is made from sturdy lightweight powder coated aluminum components, making it resistant to corrosion. The tongue-in-groove recycled plastic lumber slats will not rot or absorb moisture and can be sprayed with bleach or disinfectant without damage. After cleaning, excess water simply drains out the sides from the raised walls. They fit seamlessly into channels with only a few hidden fasteners, also making the unit theft and tamper proof. Lack of lighting normally associated with these types of structures has also been addressed with a translucent one-piece roof. It provides plenty of light but it does not compromise its strength and acts as an effective barrier against sun, wind and rain. The one-piece roof structure caps the entire unit providing ample protection from the elements and locks the whole structure together making it extremely solid. With most of the products we develop, the naming of it usually has a meaning. The name John, although seemingly quite applicable for the application, is actually named after the CEO and President of Wishbone. It is the only product, of the dozens that we have, where his name actually worked.

Available Recycled Plastic Lumber Colours











  • Product Specifications:

    100% Recycled Plastic Tongue and Groove Boards

    • Made from post-consumer and post-industrial waste plastic, the material is ecologically friendly and attractive. For this application the boards provide maximum durability with minimal maintenance required over their lifespan. Boards will not split or warp, and will not absorb moisture, making them easy to clean with disinfectants, and in turn, keep germs and odors under control.
    • Colours Available: Sand, Gray, Walnut, Redwood,  Black

    Durable Powder Coated Aluminum Frames

    • Standard Colours: Brown Slate, Victor Ridge II, Nordic Lichen, Timeless Rust, Grey Gold, Textured Silver, Precious Sand, Groovy Red, Black Textured, Earth Clay, Noble Bronze, Modern Khaki

    Long Lasting Stainless Steel Hardware
    Heavy Duty Door Hinge Hardware
    Super Durable UV stabilized  Polycarbonate Roof
    Adjustable Aluminum Vent Stack Support

    Easy assembly for 2 people in less than 2 hours

    Shipping Dimensions

    Ships unassembled on a 84L x 72W x 36H pallet. Total Weight 1200 lbs

  • Customized Solutions:
    • Custom Powder Coating
      (Setup Charges May Apply)
    • Toilet, urinal, toilet paper dispenser, sanitizer dispenser and vent stack are not included. They can be provided if requested.
    • Corner Urinal in White  Model #WCU-14
    • All Aluminum Floor. (ALF-J)
    • Waterless Toilet System by Toilet Tech. Find out more here at
  • Product Dimensions:

    Height: 96 inches / 2439 mm 
    Depth: 68 inches / 1727 mm 
    Width: 68 inches / 1728 mm 
    Weight: 1500 lbs / 680 kg

  • Recycled Content:
    • Recycled Content By Weight: 65%
    • 100% Recyclable
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