The garden hose was a hair salon, an exotic waterfall, a drinking fountain, a source of ammo (for birthday water balloons), an outdoor shower or a stream running down a mountain. As a kid, the garden hose was an asset to my play time. It’s where Barbie swam, where my cousin and I rinsed off bubbles or where the dog got a bath.
Then, as a college kid, I managed to transform a garden hose into an outdoor shower that rinsed off sand and my surfboards. On surf trips to Costa Rica, every shower seemed to be partially outside. Vines, stone walls and bamboo maintained privacy. They were heavenly.
Today, I’m back on the garden hose, but I know that as soon as hubby and I own our own property, a real outdoor shower will be a priority. There’s infinite ways of designing an outdoor shower, some appear modern, some tropical; some are more private than others. I figure, it’s never too early to gain inspiration and potential design ideas; in other words, it’s never too early to dream…
27 Outdoor Shower Designs to Dream Of
In the end, whether I get my garden shower or not, I’m lucky to know that even a simple garden hose will do.