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Old November 7th, 2007, 04:38 PM   #1
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Toilet Building

Would You Like to Stay at Toilet House?


Korea is writing a new chapter in its restroom culture. The country will have the first and largest toilet-shaped building to mark its advanced toilet culture.

The world's only toilet house, called "Haewoojae," will be unveiled in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do (Province) Nov. 11. Haewoojae will also be registered in the Guinness Book of Records for being the first and largest toilet-shaped building.

"Haewoojae" means "a place where one can solve one's worries," a euphemistic expression describing a toilet.

Built in the shape of a toilet, "Haewoojae" is a two-story, 418.72 square-meter construction which is made of steel and concrete. Construction on the house began last May.
Among the building and grounds many amenities are four deluxe toilets, a cozy stream and small garden. The natural and pleasant atmosphere adds to the unique and pleasant aesthetics of Haewoojae.

Sim Jae-duck, owner of the house, is offering Koreans and foreigners an opportunity to be the first to stay there and has been accepting applications online at http://wtaa.or.kr.

It may be an unforgettable experience to be the first guest to stay in the toilet house, but it comes at a high price: $50,000 for one night. The proceeds are not for individual profit, but rather they will be entrusted to the Korea Toilet Association and later used to help provide developing counties with toilet facilities.

Sim, who also chairs the Organizing Committee of the Inaugural General Assembly of the World Toilet Association (WTA), says he decided to build the toilet house to commemorate the WTA's upcoming General Assembly in Seoul on Nov. 21-25.

The WTA traces its origins to the domestic campaign launched by the Korea Toilet Association for better sanitation in the early 1990s such as the Citizen's Coalition for Restroom Culture in Korea.

The assembly will establish an association to help enhance the quality of life of individuals around the world who suffer from infectious diseases and other difficulties due to the lack of proper toilet facilities. About 2.6 billion people around the world are said to live without toilets.

Sim also said that the construction of the toilet house is part of his primary efforts to foster an open dialogue about toilets and eradicate taboos and misconceptions surrounding the subject.
His ambitious project is in line with the United Nations' 2008 International Year of Sanitation.

Fortunately, people don't have to pay $50,000 if they want to stay there after the first night. The fee will be reduced to a certain amount which is to be set later. And those who just want to look around the toilet house, just need to donate around $1 to do so. All donations, large and small will be used to build toilet facilities around the world.

By Han Aran
Korea.net Staff Writer

http://korea.net/News/News/NewsView....02028&part=106




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Old November 7th, 2007, 04:41 PM   #2
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Excellent..Good Idea!
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Old November 7th, 2007, 07:52 PM   #3
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Will birds often pooh into this building?
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Old November 8th, 2007, 06:26 AM   #4
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is this a joke?
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Old November 9th, 2007, 03:26 PM   #5
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Automated Street Toilets (AST), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Kinda like a joke...

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Heh.

The last thing you wanna happen when you're happily taking a dump, is for the door to automatically open and have the busy crowd at Bukit Bintang catch an eyeful of you.

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That'd be kinda awkward.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 08:19 PM   #6
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lmao

u should be able to finish your 'job' within 15 minutes
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Old November 13th, 2007, 03:27 PM   #7
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u should be able to finish your 'job' within 15 minutes
Yeah... more than sufficient for even a quickie or two...
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looks shitty.
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Korea is writing a new chapter in its restroom culture. The country will have the first and largest toilet-shaped building to mark its .
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 06:41 AM   #10
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... it's funny and I've not ever seen it but it's a great culture. Thank you for the picture.
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