Off Grid Winter Bathing

Without running water, baths are a little more of a project.  Not really all that bad though, now that we have got the hang of it.  You just have to start collecting the day before.


Yes.  We are melting snow to take baths and showers.  As long as we get as good start, we have no trouble getting plenty for all of us to get clean. It’s actually easier than buying the water and lugging up to the cabin. Although, it didn’t snow that much this year so we did have to buy some water. The snow is getting to be too muddy.


This is our tub. Notice tje wood stove in tje background with the melting snow. A nice pile of firewood next to it. That 5 gallon bucket is the best part though. We have a camp shower with as submersible pump so we can take a shower. Fantastic upgrade we made. And ed reason the tub is not in the bathroom is because we have to carry it outside to dump it when we are done. Through a doorway would be too much.
So there it is. Our shower.

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well done, fair play to ye! I thought I was brave thinking of making an outdoor bathhouse with a cast-iron bath over a fire pit – i have the bath, just have to get the moxy to get going on the project;

Fair play indeed! We were lucky when we started as we had a well in place, although at 25 meters deep it was a job to get the water for the bath. The one advantage of the tin bath is how portable it is, we took ours out to the orchard and bathed under the apple trees in the summer 🙂


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