structure containing a toilet

An outhouse is a small building that covers a toilet.[1][2] The toilet inside is often either a pit latrine or a bucket toilet, but other forms of dry (non-flushing) toilets may be found.

An outhouse in Brittany


  1. Cary, "Jackpine" Bob (2003). The All-American Outhouse–Stories, Design & Construction (print). Cambridge, MN: Adventure Publications. ISBN 978-1-59193-011-2.
  2. "Sewer History: Photos and Graphics". Archived from the original on 2018-02-25. Retrieved 2019-03-12.

Other websitesEdit

  The dictionary definition of outhouse at Wiktionary
  Media related to Outhouses at Wikimedia Commons