Marie & Bob Frantz
Cabin in Blairmore, Alberta, Canada
We bought a Sun-Mar Compact when we began to
build a new home in a small town located over 100 miles away from
where we are currently living. This house is by and large a weekend
project for us.
We quickly realized it would be a problem to have to use our limited
time at the building site driving to a public restroom or disturbing
the neighbors to use their bathrooms. So we built a very small camping
shed (8 ft. by 8 ft.) and installed the Sun-Mar in one corner of
it. Problem solved!
The bed in our camping shed is only 2 feet away from the Sun-Mar
which is situated behind a partial wooden partition. We were a bit
concerned at first that there might be an odor problem but there
has never been so much as a whiff out of our Sun-Mar. Also it operates
so quietly that we are barely aware of it -- very much appreciated
after a hard day of sawing and nailing. We can honestly say that
the only time we were disturbed by an odor was the night a skunk
decided to rummage around underneath the camping shed. Ugh!
Sorry we can't send you a photo of our Sun-Mar but as you can see
from the photo taken outside our camping shed, there just isn't
enough room in there to get a good shot of it.
You'll have to take our word for it that it's sitting there quiet
and odor-free, just inside the door to the left.
We're still trying to decide whether to move the Sun-Mar into the
house when it's completed or leave it where it is so we can offer
overnight guests a rather unique accommodation. (The camping shed
is warm and cozy and will look pretty good when we finally put the
siding on it.)
Marie and Bob Frantz