How can I make a DIY outdoor shower?

by LK

I have a spigot, cold water only.

  5 answers
  • Russbow Russbow on Jan 25, 2019

    There are "camping" solar water heaters, if its in the sun, also made are quite small 3 gal electric water heaters, but you need power, A well insulated small storage tank with the camping solar bag, might work for night showers.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 25, 2019

    Get one of those houses with a shower end that you can put over the end of the spigot. Make an enclosure of some kind for someone to stand in with a shower curtain.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jan 25, 2019

    To have hot water in your shower and have a fairly clean look, you'll need to have hot and cold water lines run to it. We live at the beach and have an outdoor shower. We had the lines run and a shut off put under the kitchen sink so that we can close off the water supply and empty the lines for winter.

  • Melissa Raymond Melissa Raymond on Jan 26, 2019

    I was raised on Fire Island where the beach houses have outdoor showers. Remember to build it raised on a deck like platform. Some are made with driftwood with a rustic look but have a door and a built in bench. You should have hot water too. Design it so you can drain it in the winter.

  • Glen Glen on Jan 26, 2019

    There are camping containers that may be hung in the sun to gather warmth. The dark color helps. The hose may then be used to wash off. I made one of my own using a 5 gallon bucket painted black and another with heavy duty black plastic. Privacy is also easy to provide, depending on where you want to place the "shower".

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    • Glen Glen on Jan 27, 2019

      Sounds good, Dorlis. We have no issue with privacy, either, but as I say, that can be provided easily.