When you are climbing up the hill from the car park to the fort, you will be amongst the present-day residents of Housesteads. They are very mellow and will often talk to you as you are passing by. Here is a photo of two of the youngest ones:
Chesters Roman Fort, a few miles east of Housesteads, is famous for the remains of the bath house. The bath house was an important part of everyday life for Romans, even for soldiers. The best preserved building at Housesteads is the latrine, an important necessity for everyone! The latrine is located next to one of the watchtowers, which would be very convenient for the soldiers on turret duty.