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Old 07-06-2008, 03:43 AM   #1
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The Outhouse

Is anybody lucky enough to have one of these, fully fitted out with the vented thunder box, night pan and rear access flap, toilet roll holder and magazine rack. It would have been very trendy in it's day with the rolled roof.
That's the Soursop tree on the right

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Old 07-06-2008, 08:21 AM   #2
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we are so lucky

we used this one for 2 1/2 years while we were building our house and were living in a 8'x35' house trailer. The trailer was not near the house and its septic system, so we never used the toilet in the trailer. This outhouse is quite posh. We were able to find a porcelain stool with wooden seat and lid that the Ohio Dept of Transportation used to use in road side rest areas. Dh installed two windows for your viewing pleasure.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:21 AM   #3
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Our friends, who live on 180 acres north of here, built this one for their annual Barnstock celebration.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:25 AM   #4
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:06 AM   #5
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No longer around but I do remember my grandmother's very well.........two holer and all was going well until a curious centipede emerged from one hole........I came running out of there like no tomorrow.............she had to accompany me after that experience and the door was kept open............most of the outhouses in the Bryan, College Station area of TX have ended up on top of the Texas Aggies's annual bonfire.......I know.......cause I'm the class of 76 and it was the typical topper.......
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:13 PM   #6
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We don;t have one but we do have 1 1/2 "INhouses".
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:37 PM   #7
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We don;t have one but we do have 1 1/2 "INhouses".
I'm glad to hear it in case I drop in for a visit - after the kitchen is done, of course.

I loved the pics, ya'll. My grandmother had one while I was growing up but it wasn't nearly as posh as your friend's, Constance. Nor did it have any kind of view, Beth. But it sure had spiders! My grandma had to walk me to the outhouse at night because there was no way I was going in there with the spiders in the dark!
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:17 PM   #8
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The best outhouse with the most refreshing and thrilling view I have ever seen and used is located at the Goshen Scout Reservation in Goshen Va. It sits near the top of a mountain over looking the Maury River. It is basically a box with a seat and lid and a 360 view of the world.
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:57 PM   #9
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I've sat on many such loos while out tramping (hiking for you guys, I guess). Some have some spectacular views. Some have some spectacular smells!

At one hut (Kime Hut, on the Southern Crossing of the Tararua ranges, to be precise) the two outhouses have names - 'Jim's Been' and 'Southern Comfort'. They always tickled my fancy.
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:02 PM   #10
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spent summers on my grandparents farm. out house stunk, had tons of bugs and dirt dobbers and the sears catalog. i hated it and we used a chamber pot at night. at least we kids did.

an old fashion thing that was replaced none to soon for me with indoor plumbing.

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