|Read the latest on Hur's Famous Outhouse in DAILY MAIL: "THIS AIN'T YOUR PAPPY'S OUTHOUSE - Calhoun Man Recreates His Childhood With The Ultimate Dream Latrine"|
Hur Herald 1998
Down the gravel path behind the Weaver abode in East Hur is a new,
highly functional outhouse, possibly among
the finest in Calhoun County. It is electrified, heated, lighted and
even has running water gravitating from a roof
A small library of books and magazines are on the shelves for
readers to wile away the time on the one-holer,
or they can be amused by the stereo system, karaoke or small screen
TV. There is a weather radio for updates.
The walls are decorated with old calendar prints, photos and newspaper
There are several amusing toys,
including an electronic magpie, which repeats everything it hears.
Tiny replicas of bugs and spiders are glued
around the walls to recreate the atmosphere of "an honest outhouse."
For those concerned about safety, a
lightning rod protrudes from the roof.
Old WV license plates have
been nailed to the outside, a tradition with early
outhouses. The exterior is adorned with horseshoes, a thermometer and
The Weavers' Y2K contingency plan
Late night visit by Gary
Outhouse in winter
Jon Weaver and Riley Keaton visit
Group tours are available and there is ample parking for tour buses.
However, if you should get carried away with
all the amenities, and functional reality attacks you during your
visit, you can actually use the outhouse.
The design did not work out one bug - the rush of cold air when the
seat is opened.
During the 1998 Christmas Tour,
local resident Jake Kerby was so enthralled with the building, the
86-year-old man excused himself and went
behind the nearest oak tree to urinate. "I just didn't want to mess it
up," he said. (1998)