Saturday, April 23, 2011

OUTDOOR SOAKING TUB PART 2

After my last post on "outdoor soaking tubs", click HERE for that...



 I decided to post some more pictures I found online.  Here is one next to a house, almost like an outdoor room, very nice.





This is another one of those cool, old, retro style galvanized tubs.  Love the shower above!  And even a mirror and a place to hang a towel on a tree!  Way cool!
This one is fenced in, not something we'd do or need, but it's still nice to see another style.  I like the small table beside it, I could do that with a thrift store find, some Rustoleum, and then I've got the perfect spot to put my wine glass!


I've been getting visitors from doing searches for outdoor tubs.  Who knew this was so popular?  I am currently gathering ideas and will, of course, share them here. When we start working on ours, I'll be sharing our own "before, during and after" photos, each step of the way.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have always been a HUGE fan of outdoor showers and tubs. There is something so beautiful and relaxing about sitting in a cool tub after a day of working in the yard or under the stars with a nice glass of wine. I especially love sitting in a hot bath outside while it's snowing. We just bought a house with 8 acres in the Rocky Mountains and are having it plumbed so I can have my dream! I can't wait! LOVE LOVE LOVE the galvanized tub pic!

1st Man said...

Anonymous - Aren't they great? I can't wait to create something like that. No snow here, lol, but I can imagine it's pretty awesome! Please come back and visit, I appreciate your comments and love when people comment. Glad I could share something you enjoyed!!

Anonymous said...

Working on a outside tub for my cottage in the mountains of Panama. Located an abandoned claw foot tub from one of the old canal zone houses. I am working on putting down a pad of old Egyptian tlle (8' square). Because it rains 9 months out of the year, I am going to I close it with a iron glass gazebo structure like a bird cage!!!!
Will enclose photos

1st Man said...

Very nice! I would love to see it sometime, feel free to send photos. Thanks for visiting our little blog. Love to see visitors from all over.

Kimberly said...

I will be installing one this year. We've got some old propane stoves that will fit under a clawfoot, so I'll be able to enjoy warm water as well! Looking forward to it...

1st Man said...

Now THAT is awesome! I love that idea. Glad to hear others are doing this. I can't wait. So many other projects, but this is near the top. I'm thinking I'll need it to relax in after working in the yard and garden all day, ha.

Moonwaves said...

Did you never watch The Fall Guy when you were younger? Ever since that I've wanted an outside bath. In fact, thanks for the blast from the past, I just had to go and check it on youtube and found the intro/credits, from the days when the credits told their own story (although this is a slightly extended version to get the whole song in, I think). LOL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4LX8PPMuOY You can see just a small bit of the bath in the very last couple of seconds but it usually featured at the beginning and/or end of each episode if I remember correctly.

Looking forward to catching up on the rest of your story to see if you've managed to make this a reality yet. :)

Tonita said...

Hi, I am moving to a very tiny farm house and will be towing my very tiny 8 x 24' house with me all the way from WA state to NC to use as guest house. I want to put an outdoor soaking tub or a claw foot tub on the deck near my farmhouse. I will be heating it with a wood burning heater called a Chofu, and sold by Island Hot tub company. Also ck out Houzz buzz for more outdoor soaking ideas. You can see my tiny shabby retreat at www.ShabbyChicTinyRetreat.blogspot.com I may put a small soaking tub on the porch. Love your blog.

Tonita said...

Hey, just wondering if you put in your soaking tub yet?

1st Man said...

Thank you much and yes, I'm following your blog now because I LOVE your style and your tiny house. I've always thought those tiny homes would make a great guest house. Though I'd probably find myself in there more often, ha. Thanks for the tips!!

1st Man said...

Alas, not yet. We still have to clear the area where i want to put it (plus one of the trees died, sadly, so I need to see how it will all look when it's cleared). Anyway, that will have to come after I get more stuff done outside sometimes my eyes are bigger than my ability, ha.