13 Loneliest Outhouses on Earth

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When you gotta go, you gotta go. And answering nature’s call – any time, anywhere – is certainly what the builders of these remote outhouses seem to have had in mind. Often situated in incredibly scenic locations, some of these outhouses also seem highly precarious, looking like they’re about to topple over a cliff at any minute! Was this positioning chosen in the name of ventilation? Who knows. Regardless, we hope you’ll join us as we marvel at 13 of the loneliest latrines on earth!

What better place for a little outhouse – complete with slanted roof to withstand the elements – than high above the treetops and even over the clouds? If you are interested in visiting, this is the Cougar Peak Lookout in Montana, which overlooks Clark Fork River. Simply breathtaking!


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Brrrrr! It’s making us shiver just looking at this snow-covered outhouse. We’re just hoping there’s enough toilet paper, as you wouldn’t want to be caught with your pants down here. Still, with the clouds rolling in and all that snow around, at least washing your hands shouldn’t be a problem…

As well as worrying about frostbite, patrons of this toilet should also be aware that it’s in full view of the fire lookout tower in Hood River County, Oregon, so in fact, despite appearances, privacy might be a bit of an issue, too.

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Just imagine having to answer nature’s call after a long, exhausting hike or a strenuous climb. Then think of your glee at finding a proper toilet in the middle of nowhere. Just as you open the door, you see the sign “private property”. Ah, what rotten luck! But then again, who would know? If you want to face this dilemma for real, this loneliest of lavs (reachable only by ski plane) can be found on Alaska’s Mount McKinley. It is part of the Don Sheldon Mountain Hut and was built in 1966.

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