Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Compost Shower

I'm really excited about the prospect of building a compost heated outdoor shower like the ones in these videos. It's a fairly simple idea--coil 100 or so feet of poly pipe through your large compost pile as you are building it, connect that hosing to a simple outdoor shower rig, and take hot showers outdoors all summer long. I think it would also be great for giving the dogs their baths without clogging our indoor drain with hair. It looks like you could set up the entire system for well under $100, especially if you already have a fairly secluded place to shower. Because we're so close to our neighbors, we'd have to build a more private structure (more like the one in the second video) or plant some bamboo and wait a few seasons.


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