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Alexandra Robinson

What I wouldn't give for a tropical outdoor shower! love it.

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Jewell Ellwood

Wow! That is truly a bit of me. I love bush, fresh air, and the feeling of freedom.

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Any of the featured out of doors showers would suit me perfectly! I already have a set-up in a courtyard where the clothes line once was. Since I can no longer carry the laundry basket down the steps to the line...the clothes line has been repositioned on the back deck just outside the laundry and I have an outdoor shower area....good for washing my 69kg Neapolitan Mastiff service dog too..he delights in joining me. The courtyard space sort of evolved with the renovation of my old 1924 cottage, The water for this ablutions area comes from a rainwater tank that just happened to need positioning right there, up on a 7ft metal stand so it could be plumbed into the kitchen sink. In the same manner, the reticulated hot water from the house plumbing, with a turn of a lever, can be redirected to the shower space. It all sort of "happened" when I read the article about outdoor showers on HOUZZ...went outside to see if it were possible only to realise that the 'makings' were already in place and all that needed to be installed was the shower pipe and the drainage...which is directed downhill to the large garden beds at the end of a sloping driveway. Any privacy screening is provided by existing creeper-covered trellises. Shower in the garden..with or without my constant doggy pal who acts as my 'stay safe' then up four steps and into the laundry to dry off and dress. Nifty and nice! My dog has his own outdoor bath as well. A large plumbed plastic molasses cattle feed trough in the front garden surrounded by flowering creepers. Then we have the lovely Creek and the Weir at the bottom of the hill for swimming...Its a really nice situation. The only bathroom shower I have is over my large bathtub and whilst this is a very comfortable set-up, this HOUZZ article inspires an extra shower idea on the semi- enclosed veranda just off the bathroom. A little old country weatherboard can turn into luxury holiday hotel-like accomodation with a bit of imagination and vision. Maybe a little eccentric but that's half the enjoyment.


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