So one of the most quirky things about very old, mostly un renovated homes is that many have an "outhouse" or non flush toilet inside, left over from the pre-plumbing days.
Luckily Elmwood's is in the far back of the house and unlike it's horrifying relatives at state fairs across the country, it doesn't remotely smell and pretty darn cute, too.
I still prefer civilization but it's a funny novelty nonetheless.
Speaking of neat waste receptacles, visiting the Hancock town dump is one of my all time favorite New Hampshire activities. In addition to the usual recycling rigamaroll, they have a "dump shop" where people donate gently used housewares etc... and everything is free! I got all of these amazing old novels and a great, beat-up tackle box. I am always on the lookout for more storage containers!
I wish their could be a free shop containing all of New York's antique books and collectibles. I guess that's what craigslist is for.