Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bathrooms and Outhouses

I could not help myself!


Several years ago, living in New Jersey, I had some extra wood on hand. Since we were hosting block parties from time to time, my daughter, Larissa, and I decided to build an outhouse for the back yard. We built everything in about a four-hour period.


We set the outhouse at a corner of the back yard, looking out at the golf course behind the house. Needless to say, golfers on the first green just beyond the opening were seriously puzzled.


The only thing I had to buy for the outhouse was the toilet seat and hinges for the door. The rest was reclaimed or surplus materials.

In fact, this was our party shed. There was a cooler in the space under the seat. We filled the cooler with iced drinks. Anyone who wanted a drink had to go to the outhouse and reach through the seat! Withdrawals only—no deposits!

The building also served as storage for folding chairs, tiki torches, etc.

Needless to say, it was a “conversation piece!”

Our New Jersey outhouse in post prompted by Cee’s request for Black and White Bathrooms and Outhouses.

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7 Responses to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bathrooms and Outhouses

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  2. DailyMusings says:

    ingenious! and you finally had a place to show off your handiwork thanks to Cee!

  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Great photos for this week. I like your entry 🙂

  4. merlinjr01 says:

    Thank you. Never really thought I would have much use for those photos other than in our family scrapbook!

  5. Wow! Custom seating too. The privies I used only had benches with holes in them.

  6. merlinjr01 says:

    Had to, to avoid splinters, you know!

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