‘Private Alaskan getaway’ with a plastic trashcan for an outside toilet is on the market

The ‘swamp hut’ that’s just like Shrek’s and could be yours for $75,000! ‘Private Alaskan getaway’ with a plastic trashcan for an outside toilet sits on the market for a year

A ‘private Alaskan getaway’ with a plastic trashcan for an ‘outside toilet’ is on the market for $75,000 – but bewildered property hunters have likened it to Shrek’s swamp from the animated film.

The 14-acre property in Anchor Point, Alaska, is advertised as a ‘fixer-upper’ with an ‘outside bathroom’.

On viewing the pictures, the facilities are nothing more than a plastic bin with a toilet seat stuck to the top and placed in the middle of the woods.

The secluded house – that is 20 minutes away from civilisation – has been compared to Shrek’s beloved shack in the Dreamworks animated comedy. 

The property – in an area where temperatures have been known to drop to just 5F – has a diesel generator for power with a log burner for warmth.

A 'private Alaskan getaway' with a plastic trashcan for an 'outside toilet' is on the market for $75,000

A ‘private Alaskan getaway’ with a plastic trashcan for an ‘outside toilet’ is on the market for $75,000

The secluded house – that is 20 minutes away from civilisation – has been compared to Shrek’s beloved shack (pictured) in the Dreamworks animated comedy

The 'outside bathroom' boasted in the advert is nothing more than a plastic bin with a toilet seat stuck to the top and placed in the middle of the woods

The ‘outside bathroom’ boasted in the advert is nothing more than a plastic bin with a toilet seat stuck to the top and placed in the middle of the woods

The 14-acre property in Anchor Point, Alaska, is advertised as 'off the grid' and a 'fixer-upper'. Pictured: One of the two bedrooms

The 14-acre property in Anchor Point, Alaska, is advertised as ‘off the grid’ and a ‘fixer-upper’. Pictured: One of the two bedrooms

In the film, Shrek lives alone in a secluded swamp cut off from the rest of the kingdom

In the film, Shrek lives alone in a secluded swamp cut off from the rest of the kingdom

Residents must also make do with a well for water.  

Estate agents Coastal Realty listed the expansive plot for just $75,000 on property site Zillow.

The two-bedroom main lodge, built in 1998, has exposed insulation on the ceiling and parts of its living room floored with gravel.

The property - in an area where temperatures have been known to drop to just 5F - has a diesel generator for power and residents must use a log burner (pictured) for warmth

The property – in an area where temperatures have been known to drop to just 5F – has a diesel generator for power and residents must use a log burner (pictured) for warmth 

Elsewhere on the secluded 14-acres land is a second wooden cabin for guests to use

Elsewhere on the secluded 14-acres land is a second wooden cabin for guests to use

Estate agents Coastal Realty listed the expansive plot for just $75,000 on property site Zillow

Estate agents Coastal Realty listed the expansive plot for just $75,000 on property site Zillow

The two-bedroom main lodge, built in 1998, has exposed insulation on the ceiling (pictured) and parts of its living room floored with gravel

The two-bedroom main lodge, built in 1998, has exposed insulation on the ceiling (pictured) and parts of its living room floored with gravel

Gravel covers the ground floor of the property which doesn't  even have completed walls

Gravel covers the ground floor of the property which doesn’t  even have completed walls

The property (ground floor pictured) is just a 15-minute drive west to the Alaskan coast and a further five to the nearest town

The property (ground floor pictured) is just a 15-minute drive west to the Alaskan coast and a further five to the nearest town

The property was shared in a Facebook group of 'depressing sales' and members flocked to poke fun at it

The property was shared in a Facebook group of ‘depressing sales’ and members flocked to poke fun at it

The property is in the very secluded Anchor Point area of Alaska, the nearest town is 20 minutes away by car

The property is in the very secluded Anchor Point area of Alaska, the nearest town is 20 minutes away by car

The description on Zillow says: ‘Private Alaskan getaway you can drive to! Off the grid. Fixer-upper that needs insulation and finishing.

‘Has a well, pump and diesel generator for electric power. 

‘Five-hundred gallon heating oil tank. Power to both small and large cabins. Outside bathroom only. Treated posts for foundation.

‘One of the woodsheds has been turned into a dry cabin.’

The property has a hammock on its land for secluded relaxation - when the weather is warm enough

The property has a hammock on its land for secluded relaxation – when the weather is warm enough

Elsewhere on the secluded land is a second wooden guest cabin.

It’s also just a 15-minute drive west to the Alaskan coast and a further five to the nearest town, but you’d have the 14 acres of your own overgrown land to discover too. 

The property was shared in a Facebook group of ‘depressing sales’ and members flocked to poke fun at it.

The original post said: ‘I might describe a little wooden outhouse as “outdoor bathroom only”. But I think this qualifies as “sad bucket in the yard with a toilet seat.”‘

Much of the property's 14 acres has become overgrown and could do with some loving renovation

Much of the property’s 14 acres has become overgrown and could do with some loving renovation

One member commented: ‘That’s the saddest toilet in the world.’ 

However, some users saw the appeal in the getaway’s remoteness and rustic charm.

One wrote: ‘Don’t even care about the toilet situation I’d buy this in a heart beat. Fourteen acres with an off-the-grid hut for $75,000? I want this now!!’

Someone agreed, saying: ‘Same, that sounds like a dream.’

One simply wrote: ‘I want to live there.’  

Another wrote: ‘Getaway meaning as soon as you drive up you’ll want to get away.’ 

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