I have always wondered why there was a crescent moon cut into almost every outhouse I’ve ever seen but never bothered to do more than think about it. Today I did a search and I hope I not only have answered my wondering, but yours as well. Other than the obvious, which is to let light in, and air, crescent moons were cut into outhouses to show if the outhouse was for a male or female as a lot of people back in the day, when outhouses were most prevalent, couldn’t read. The moon was chosen for the women and a star for the men with a combo meaning unisex. As time passed it was noticed that women kept their outhouses much cleaner than the men so the star slowly diminished in the outhouse sky, and the moon became much more dominant as men started using the cleaner ones. So there you have it, the reason outhouses have a moon. Today of course it’s just tradition and a lot of the following have none at all.
I think by the looks of this one that it’s a ways out in the woods wherever it is and is probably full of spiders at the very least. The door looks like it’s seen fresh paint not that long ago though. I’d chance it.
Yeah OK. The ground this is sitting on looks pretty stony to me. That and the fact it actually says “toilet” leads me to believe that green sticker next to it means this was placed by park rangers of some sort. Stinky I bet, probably from chemicals, but preferable to the alternative.
This outhouse is cleverly disguised, at least from one angle, as an arbor for growing vines. They look like potato plant vines to me and that usually means the South, so even though there’s toilet paper in clear view, I’d bring a long stick to poke around for snakes before I went in.
I’d say by the look of things not many trees around but I don’t think that would matter to me. I’d rather go out in the open even with nothing to semi-hide behind before I’d step foot in here. That floor doesn’t look very sturdy. I’d hate to end up below.
This looks more like a tool shed to me than an outhouse, but the fact someone took the time to put in a window and leave it open for ventilation makes me give this at least a 6 on the famous 1 to 10 scale.
Here we have my pants down winner. I don’t see any moons or any other vents but I’m sure there are on the sides or the back, and everything else is a go. I wouldn’t doubt this even has a flush toilet!
Now that we’ve had a few looks at outhouses, and know whether I’d make use of such facilities, answer this- Where is the strangest, clumsiest, out of the ordinary place you’ve ever had to pee, and I mean HAD TO?? I’ll tell you mine if y’all tell me yours. 😉