Any one out there ever used an outhouse? (or as I refer to it “a privy”?)
It’s an experience that you won’t soon forget, and one that you hope to never repeat. The mind wonders about such things as spiders and snakes near our most vulnerable parts. Or maybe, it’s winter time and those creatures are no longer around. Then our fear is of sticking to the seat or even… heaven forbid… frostbite (yikes!).
Thank goodness for indoor plumbing.
I can say though that a privy adds to the aesthetics of a rustic cabin, one expects to see one nearby. And with one close at hand, the site feels complete.
Another advantage of having a privy, and other outbuildings for that matter, besides their usefulness and visual attributes, is that by visiting them we often pause to take in the view back towards the cabin, which always gives us a greater appreciation for what we have.
I believe the two greatest possessions we have in this life is love, and a spirit of thankfulness. If you have a place like this, you can’t help but be overwhelmingly thankful.
Next up, to wrap up this little series… A final pair of professional photos, taken by Cindi Theide for her book, Hands-on Log Homes… one, of the little primitive kitchen in this cabin, and another, of the log outbuilding. As always, thank you for time.
Originally posted 2015-02-19 16:58:05.