LOL, yes. When I was little, my family went overseas to visit my grandfather. This was the only kind of toilet he had. Needless to say, it wasn't fun having to get up in the middle of the night and trek through snow to get to the dunny.
I have used far worse, in remote parts of Asia, where I just kept my sunglasses on so I couldn't see the filth and breathed through my mouth in an attempt to lessen the impact of the smell.... but when you gotta go, you gotta go!
When I was a very little girl,my neighbours had an outside loo like this,but fortunately they did keep it as clean-smelling as possible. It took many years for me to realise why the neighbours always seemed to need to go to the toilet when they visited us!!!
Our first home in Australia had a dunny out the back. It was a new home, luckily, and my mother kept that thing scrubbed within an inch of it's life! I always took my dog with me, you know, because of the spiders, snakes, grasshoppers and beetles - all as big as Godzilla to a nine year old Pom.
I wouldn't say 'misfortune' as I have used much worse. This is similar to one of the best ones outside of a hotel I have used in Ghana, West Africa while staying with some in laws. I just remember to take my torch as night as there are no lights in there.
I too have used worse overseas, Aren't we lucky to have sewerage! Can you believe that so many "civilised" countries do not have "civilised" toilets! I have seen signs in melbourne toilets telling people not to stand on the seats! OMG
My great aunt lived in the Blue Mountains and the exact same toilet was out the back of her shop. I used it for many years and it was still there when she passed over. I presume that since her property was sold and turned into a couple of different shops that the toilet would have been updated. We were lucky though as she had a mixed business we had the luxury of using the tissue paper that the apples were wrapped in as toilet paper. There were also cut sheets of newspaper attached to the other nail on the toilet door.
Maybe not one exactly like it, but I have used a drop dunny up at Uluru I think it was, Yuk! they stink and their disgusting, but when you gotta go you gotta go, I had no choice other than going in a bush, but that's hard when you have tourists floating around.
Not as low as that 1, but it was my (now) in-laws outdoor 1, when I visited from June '64 until they moved house in 1970. It had torn up yellow telephone pages hanging on a hook on 1 of the walls. Also no light in there of cause, so we had to take a torch, to look for spiders, but not nearly as bad as all of the other stories I have read here! Ouch!