so with our recent earthquake induced problems of a reduction in basic services the need for backyard longdrops has arisen all over the city. it didn't take long for a website to pop up that allows people to post photos and show off their creations. there's some great ones on there! as i'm sure there's people on BYC who will get a few laughs out of them i thought i'd best let you all know they can be viewed at http://www.showusyourlongdrop.co.nz my effort is featured at http://www.showusyourlongdrop.co.nz/long-drops/padded-for-her-comfort/ feel free to click on the + next to the heart at the bottom of the pic if you like it. not that there's any prize for the most votes or anything but hey why not! this is it here: and the blurb about it i wrote: Whipped up the morning after the quake out of an old outdoor chair, some old timber and a toilet seat that had been hanging around for some time. This long drop completes the outdoor bathroom, the end of the bath can be seen just to the right of the cane screen. The seat is vinyl and padded for an extra soft moment alone, privacy is provided by trellis and vines on one side and a combination of a cane screen and a shower curtain and is situated below a rhododendron. A hole was dug below and the sides taken up to seat level with a polystyrene container with the bottom removed in order to minimise drafts and pecks from inquisitive free ranging chickens who took great interest in its construction. anyway hope you all enjoy browsing the home made toilets and appreciate the lighter side of having your water and sewage facilities knocked out!! ha, just had another decent aftershock while i was writing this, get a few everyday at least.