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Title: house hunting, can leave you a bit flushed
Post by: paul.fr on 11/11/2007 20:06:20
ever tried hunting for the right house, sometimes feel a bit flushed. well what about a toilet in the shape of a house!

Mr. Toilet's house opens in South Korea
13 hours ago

SEOUL (AFP) A South Korean lawmaker and public hygiene activist on Sunday opened his 1.6 million dollar toilet-shaped showcase house designed to campaign for cleaner loos worldwide.

The two-storey home, complete with a nameplate reading "Mr. Toilet's House", is now ready to be occupied, according to owner Sim Jae-Duck.

Billed as the world's only toilet house, the 419-square-metre (4,508-sq-foot) concrete and glass structure rose on the site of Sim's former home in Suweon, 40 kilometres (24 miles) south of Seoul.

Sim, 74, who told AFP last month that his mother gave him birth in a bathroom, has actively campaigned for "clean and beautiful" toilets since his service as Suweon mayor from 1995-2002.

His campaign has since turned many of public restrooms nationwide into facilities boasting paintings, fresh flowers or even small gardens.

Sim's house was completed before the Korea Toilet Association, which he funds, holds a forum in Seoul later this month to launch the World Toilet Association to take his campaign worldwide.

Before Sim's family moves in, he plans to rent out the residence for 50,000 dollars a day -- with proceeds going towards providing poor countries with proper sanitary facilities.

In the centre of the house is a glass-walled bathroom which features a device producing mist to make sure users do not feel too exposed. The loo's lid is raised automatically and music is also turned on when people enter.

The house, which has a stream and small garden in front, is nicknamed in Korean "Haewoojae," meaning "a place of sanctuary where one can solve one's worries."

Sim says 2.6 billion people still live without toilets worldwide.
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iPeuN6uHtKgx1uOK_6uSlBVQnSzw
Title: house hunting, can leave you a bit flushed
Post by: Karen W. on 12/11/2007 00:31:30
That is funny.. I would be interested in more pictures inside and out!
Title: house hunting, can leave you a bit flushed
Post by: neilep on 12/11/2007 02:03:41
He has to be careful at Christmas Time....cos Santa will crap down his chimney !!
Title: house hunting, can leave you a bit flushed
Post by: Karen W. on 12/11/2007 02:55:07
LOL LOL LOL!!  SANTA You crack me up.. Just make sure you flush and put the lid down after deliveries please! LOL!