No Plumbing, No Problem
Monday, March 5th 2007, 10:45 am
By: News On 6
Thereâ€™s nothing much worse than being without a comfort station when you really need one. That was the situation for a Tulsa man, and when he couldn't find what he was looking for he decided to build his own. The News on 6â€™s Rick Wells reports a new business was born, Professional Oklahoma Outhouse Products, or POOP.
Maybe you've seen them, all lined up in a field on the north side of 86th Street North in Owasso, outhouses.
"This is the corporate headquarters," said Chris Clark.
Headquarters of POOP, Professional Oklahoma Outhouse Products, itâ€™s the entrepreneurial effort of two Tulsans who saw a hole in the market place, they're trying to fill.
Chris Clark is #2 his partner and brother in law is #1.
"I had the idea so makes me #1 he can be #2, and he's enjoying being #2," said Ben Baty.
Here's the story, Baty bought a piece of property in Owasso, but there are no facilities on the land. He and Clark realized they didn't need a plumber they needed a privy, so they Googled outhouse and found lots of plans.
"Some had two holes some had one, some had gabled roofs some just a flat roof," said Clark.
Thinking others might be interested they started building. Some are pretty basic, manual door locks and all natural door handles, while the executive model features a lid and a battery operated reading light.
They haven't sold any yet, but they've got a sign out by the road.
"We had a lady call, she had a handful of chickens and she needed a place to put her chickens," said Clark.
If you need an outhouse, or perhaps a tool shed that looks like an outhouse you can visit their website at okouthouses.com.