I particularly enjoyed this post about tool sheds from The Blooming Garden blog. Cold Comfort Farm was one of my favourite books when I was younger and the thought of something nasty in the woodshed makes me smile. We have something quite unusual and very useful in our toolshed.
Our very own Victorian toilet!! It is fully functioning - it should flush with rainwater from a tank in the coalshed next door but this mechanism needs repairing and until it is a watering can does the trick nicely. It is so useful not needing to take off boots etc and go indoors. It has the original hardwood seat which lifts up.This has a healthy dose of woodworm but has been polished by the bums of gardeners of ages!
We are very well endowed with outhouses and have a washing machine and boot shed as well as a coal shed. If you ignore the white bags ( work in progress) you can see the outhouse complex below joined on to the back of the house.
Whenever people visit they always say 'Oh I really envy you your outhouses' and I have to say it was one of the things that sold a very run down house to us several years ago.
So never mind the house - it's the outhouses that are important.