A couple of years ago, two of my favorite fellow cottage bloggers, Denise and Bill Dicks over at Vintage Log Cabininstalled an outdoor shower at their log cabin hideway.
After recently re-reading their post about how to install an outdoor shower I thought it might be of interest to my readers, especially if you are thinking about the fun and convenience of an outdoor shower.
An outdoor shower, along with allowing for more showers at the camp without taxing the septic tank, also lets you look up at the sky, listen to the birds singing in the trees all the while soaping up….which somehow sounds quite decadent…perhaps someone will hand you a glass of wine as you shower.
Denise tells me she uses natural shampoo and soap in her outdoor shower to lessen the impact on the environment. For privacy they use clothes pins to keep the shower curtains closed and a metal plant stand to hold her soap and shampoo.
If you agree and think that installing an outdoor shower at your camp or cottage might be a nice addition to the place, check out how Bill and Denise did it, here: Vintage Log Cabin-Outdoor Shower
Of course, if you want an outdoor shower but don’t want to go to the trouble of running hot and cold water supply pipes, or you just want one for infrequent use, you could always buy one of these solar showers like this.Coleman 5-Gallon PVC Camp Shower for under $10. We have one for camping and it works quite well.
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