This post is to answer some questions about Andrew's homemade solar shower...
We've just started using it again this year and have been reminded how much we absolutely LOVE it. I'm always amazed at how bright and cheery my mood is when I step out into the garden after having just enjoyed a long hot shower in the sunshine. Makes you never want to shower in a dark, dank bathroom again! :)
Not much to look at, I know. But well worth the effort! Our only expense in this whole project was the black hose which our friends donated (we are forever indebted Mrs. & Mr. L!! ;).
The shed is made out of pallets (which we got for free) and is situated out in the garden where the water can be recycled back to the plants. It's a stand-alone system; you have to connect the garden hose to it in order to get pressure.
We were able to take hot showers when the temps were as low as 60-65 degrees! On a hot day it only seems to take about an hour to generate enough hot water for a nice long shower.
|From last summer w/out the wool insulation around the tank.
Above you is the privacy of a wide open blue country sky, an occasional fluffy cloud and a few birds.
You step out into a big industrious garden where you can weed and wander, allowing you hair to dry in the sun and slight breeze.