Friday, August 23, 2013

Upscale



We wrap up Outhouse Week with this picture of an upscale outhouse. This is one of the fancier ones we have looked at, and it appears that it was designed to match the style of the main house. The picture was taken near Folly Creek in Virginia.

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  1. I wonder about the windows in the outhouses. I know -- light --- but what about peeping Toms -- It seems a bit "vulnerable."

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    1. Privacy was not a big concern "back in the day". The Necessary House at James Buchanan's home was (is) a huge place, maybe 15 feet square. There are "stair step" seats along two wall, from Baby Bear all the way up to Great-Grandpa Bear. You chose your spot, did what you came to do, and left. It was NOT designed for one person at a time.

      There is also a hexagonal building in Williamsburg, and one seat faces the door.

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  2. Thats one good looking outhouse. The only thing it needs are a couple of window boxes with flowers. The roof on that outhouse is in much better shape than the roof on my house! Who needs indoor plumbing with a nice outhouse like that. I'm a little surprised that they didn't just attach the outhouse to the main house so you don't have to walk outside to use it. Are you sure thats an outhouse and not a playhouse for the kids or perhaps a fancy looking tool shed?

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    1. Lovely outhouse. I think folks usually kept their outhouses at the perimeter of their yards due to the smell in the warm months. Plus after so many years one would get "full" and they would have to be moved to an adjacent location.
      -Anne K.

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    2. Whatever it is it looks inviting. I think I'll try it out.


      Grandpa Vern

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