The ongoing saga of John's loo got me thinking. The house where I grew-up in Surrey had an outdoor loo, but it was specially built for the gardener. My father had designed the house, which was built in around 1953. He thought of everything.
Our present home also has an outside loo (below), but with the size of garden we have, it certainly wasn't built for a gardener.
Personally I would do away with the loo and hand basin and make the little room into a larder, with fridge/freezer, etc, but I am over-ruled.
So, instead of being a practical room that would answer some of our space problems, it remains unused, and filled with junk. It doesn't look too bad at the moment because Lady M has been de-cluttering, but usually it is filled with all sorts of rubbish.
The outside loo is almost a thing of the past. Maybe David Beckham or Wayne Rooney would still have one (or more) for their army of 'ground staff', but otherwise they have little use.
It wasn't so long ago that the outside 'privy' was the only loo in the home; luckily those days are now long gone.
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