You have to feel comfortable around the person sitting next to you, that is for sure! Old or new, out houses definitely have a story behind them. When we go ride our 4 wheelers in the mountaina, we come across 2 things the most, old cemetaries and out houses. Ever since we started coming across them, they have always intrigued me to build a couple.
Have fun on your never ending quest for outhouses!!
Dave have you ever heard of a hobbie called privy digging ? theres alot of old bottles worth big money at the bottom of the old pits. Glass was hand made before 1895, you can get parsons maps of any town that shows the old layout of the old buildings, sounds like a nasty hobbie but after a 100 years its all just dirt, they use a probe to find them if they hit glass they know from the sound that they found one, antique bottle collecting is big buisiness and fun to look at on the net
Just for kicks try privy digging on your search engine, lots of interesting stories and bottle collections, the old beer bottles called,ladies legs, are worth 1800 each, ink pen bottles, whale oil lantern covers, tonic bottles, ect..