This week, I’ve been scouting for abandoned houses in the woods, and happened to come across this beauty about 20 miles outside of the city.
As I was taking pictures, I happened to notice a little hut up the hill nearby. I figured it was just a tool shed, but then thought occurred to me…
Could it possibly be an outhouse?
Yup – and a double-seater at that! (sorry I didn’t push the door open for a full shot, but the bats and spiders living inside asked politely if I’d leave them alone) (and no, I did not want to be haunted by the nightmares that would result from looking in that open pit).
This is the first abandoned free-standing outhouse I’ve come across in my scouting travels (I came across another outhouse on Staten Island a few years ago, though that was part of a larger outbuilding). I’d love to know when this was built – it’s actually in extremely good condition, and has really stood the test of time well. If only they’d remembered to add that little half-moon cut-out in the door.
Never ceases to amaze me that you can stumble on something like this within 20 miles of New York City.
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