Today's image is an example of how our ancestors adapted to the piling up of snow during the winter. This is a two-story outhouse. During heavy snow periods the lower story was closed. Only Monty Python could adequately describe a situation where both stories were in play at once. No doubt reopening the lower story in warmer months involved a most unpleasant cleaning event. I am ever alert for humorous and odd uses of the upper story when the lower story is active. One imagines farm children tormenting one another at times when privacy was desired from this handy perch.
This example is found in the Grand Encampment Museum in Encampment, Wyoming. Go take a look.