Louisiana State University, Mother Earth News and DIY and Repair Guides offer some simple, pit-style outhouse plans. The do-it-yourself builder can download some of the plans in PDF or view tutorials with graphics and detailed instructions.
LSU offers a PDF blueprint for building a pit-style privy, complete with elevation, framing plans and framing isometric views. Mother Earth News presents surface outhouse plans in a slideshow and includes a detailed article that offers tips for completing the project and using the finished product. DIY and Repair Guides provides a list of materials and tools along with simple steps for the privy project.