No bathrooms existed inside the poor person’s house.When people had to use the bathroom they had a few options.This makes it very easy to imagine what Egyptian houses look like.Egypt’s intense sun and heat shaped how ancient Egyptians built their houses. After a while, however, people realized that this combination wouldn’t work.A ladder, mud brick staircase or ramp led to the flat roof.People often slept on the roof at night because it was cooler than the enclosed room below.Oftentimes, doors were built four feet or so up off the ground to prevent the dust from creeping in.
They would transport the clay and mud, make the bricks and also transport the dried bricks to the building site.
They could dig a hole, toss the waste into the Nile River, walk to the edge of the village, or use a chamber pot inside the house and then empty it outside.
In some cases, people had an outhouse built in the corner of their courtyard. The kids or slaves were required to go into the village for buckets of water and bring them back to be used for drinking, cooking and bathing.
These large homes had front and back doors with bars on the windows to keep out intruders and wild animals.
Raised up, at the center of the house, lay the living or family room. As it was the center of the home, it was cool in the summer and warm in the winter.