The internal arrangement of a lean-to mushroom house is shown in fig.
The lean-to house is in most respects inferior to the span-roofed; one of the latter could be converted into two of the former of opposite aspects by a divisional wall along the centre.
At one end of the field was a lean-to shelter with some kind of equipment stored under it.
Except where space does not permit a span-roofed building to be introduced, a lean-to is not to be recommended; but a house of this class may often be greatly improved by adopting a half-span or hipped roof - that is, one with a short slope behind and a longer in front.
The lean-to is the least desirable form, since it scarcely admits of elegance of design, but it is necessarily adopted in many cases.
Inside the lean-to was a menagerie of antique farm equipment.
Here there are large summer hotels, old residences built in the prosperous days of whaling, old lean-to houses, old graveyards and an octagonal towered windmill built in 1746.
Orchard Houses are span-roofed or lean-to structures, in which various fruits are cultivated without the aid of artificial heat.