Many people don’t have running water in Alaska. It can lead to poor sanitation, disease, and lots of outhouses. We have a working outhouse in our front yard. We do have running water. We even got that electricity. The city does not provide water at our address. We use a well. We also have a septic system as the city sewer does not connect to where we are.
Now, we are not way out in the sticks. We are at the edge of town and the newer subdivisions nearby have city sewer and water. Our place is just a little older. The outhouse does give our place a little more of a rustic feel. Or maybe a junkyard feel, I am not sure which one yet.
This is a picture of our outhouse with a full moon rising.