What is this Picture?

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    . What is this.jpg
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    It's an outhouse. Aka a privy, latrine, or earth closet. In other words, a bathroom with no
    plumbing; thus, no running water.

    When I was a wee lad in the 1940s, a few homes in our village still had these, however,
    they were not in use anymore. The town had installed a sewer system. My grandmother
    had an outhouse in her backyard. It was used as a small shed to store garden tools.

    But my relatives who were farmers still had outhouses that were in use. Every year or two
    a new pit was dug and the building was moved.

    Here's one in a bucolic setting.