If you don’t have plumbing in your cottage, then you probably spend a fair amount of time in your outhouse, and we all know the joys of that. The worst of them are dark, smelly, and never entirely free of creepy crawlies.
But what if we told you outhouse life didn’t have to be that way? Don’t believe us? Check out these fantastic toilets—thrones that are truly fit for a king.
Want to take your outhouse from gross to gorgeous? Look no further than dentil trim, scalloped windowboxes, and a cupola to completely disguise your privy’s true purpose.
An exaggerated roofline and milk-can flower stand add a touch of rustic whimsy to this outhouse. Plus, there's a window, so you get a room with a view.
Outhouse, meet lighthouse. If you’ve got a cottage on an ocean or large lake (or even if you just like the nautical theme), this hexagonal privy has all the charm of the sea with none of the motion sickness.
Got a big ol’ dead tree on your property? Hollow it out, reinforce it, hang a curtain if you’re shy, and you’ve got a ready-made privy.
Straw bales are warm and eco friendly, and—in a pinch—could be put to good use if your toilet paper runs out.
Get your guests groaning with this punny privy. Enlist an artistic friend to dress up your Disney homage and blend your woods into the Hundred Acre Woods.
The outhouse is a classic, and the pretty light-coloured path and streetlight makes it easier to find your way when you have to go in the middle of the night.
Want to add a little light without having to create a privacy-puncturing window? Try building the walls of your outhouse with used glass bottles. Most cottagers will have plenty lying around.
If you want a more natural look, check out this adorable a-frame. The natural wood and striking shape make this outhouse any bushman's dream.
This outhouse is perfect for anyone who isn't the least bit shy. Sit back and enjoy the double V's: views and ventilation.
This outhouse is actually a remodeled grain silo. Apparently it's best to visit in the rain: the tin really carries the sound!
The inside of this Finnish outhouse draws inspiration from the surrounding forest. Birch accents line the walls and platforms, and even have a practical use as a toilet paper holder!
A two-story outhouse? Crazy! Not sure if this is the most practical but hey, they went for it.
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