Country House Checklist: Outdoor Showers

  |  July 18, 2012


We find this experience — a hot shower, among the trees — to be one of the great joys of life, one we experienced this past weekend at our brother’s marvelous outdoor shower in Dutchess County. He was smart to build one with a small dressing room attached, so one’s towel doesn’t get soaked while bathing; it’s affixed to the side of his house, meeting the bathroom plumbing on the other side of the wall.

We’ve also had one in regular old suburbia, a solar shower attached to a laundry line. Not the same experience, but it’s a start, and they cost as little as ten bucks.

Frontgate Solar Shower

(Yes, this is a self-portrait!)


We found a few we liked on MSN, in the folksy variety.

Art Gray/MSN

Thomas J. Story/MSN


There’s also a great opportunity for reclaimed materials: rocks and reclaimed lumber and corrugated metal:

Sunset/Thomas J. Story


Or beautiful modern designs:

from Patio Covers Place

If you don’t want a custom outdoor shower, here’s a company, Outdoor Showers of NJ, that assembles and installs them, starting at around $1,500.

Outdoor Showers of NJ


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