Here in Charlotte, NC things have been warming up, while many places are getting snowed on, we have already had several days in the 70′s. So naturally I start to begin thinking about my garden and we have been looking for some chickens to add to our urban flock. Along with all these spring activities I began to think about some projects that I’d like to do once my house is all finished.
One of the ones I’d like to do is an outdoor shower! I should note that there are very few things that I like better than a shower, I do my best thinking in the shower. A while back I got turned onto these when I was working in a remote location and after a long day of work, I had no shower, so I had to build one. I cobbled together a makeshift shower out of some hose and a garden watering wand and it was magical!
The other really awesome thing about outdoor showers is that you it is warm enough that you can tap into solar water heating using only a black hose. These can be as simple as post connected to a garden hose or very elaborate.
Don’t forget to consider how and where you water will drain and the soaps/shampoos you use (biodegradable).
Here is a PDF for an Outdoor-Shower-Plan
here are some design ideas, I’ll post mine when I build it.