The Urban Outhouse: Owners Still Love 'Em!

The Urban Outhouse: Owners Still Love 'Em!

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Cambria Bold
Mar 1, 2010

Guess what? An estimated 40,000 homes in the UK still have outdoor toilets in their backyards and, instead of being an inconvenience, the owners actually love them! Why? Well, it's an extra bathroom and "it's private, natural, airy and a chance to get away from the family."

According to this article on TreeHugger via an article from The Guardian, what used to be an embarrassing signifier that one was not part of the upper class, outdoor loos are now a real advantage for older homes. Real estate agents call them a "heritage" aspect, and they can actually add some value to the sale.

What would you think of having a backyard toilet?

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