Plumbing can be a little complicated, so start planning now to create an outdoor shower by summertime. Here's a roundup of spaces that will make you wonder why anyone ever bathes indoors:
By the way, our vote for "most unlikely outdoor location" goes to a terrace in Manhattan where it's actually possible to bathe in privacy in the most densely populated city in the US. For the details, see The Landscape Designer is In: Building a Private Shower in Publicity-Loving New York.
Above: An outdoor shower by Bureau Bernaskoni in Volga.
Above: An outdoor shower in Scandinavia by Kontur Arkitekter.
Above: An outdoor shower in Montauk by NY architects Murdock Young.
Above two photos: Olsen Kundig Architect's Gulf Island cabin.
Above: A concrete shower enclosure at Manka's Inverness Lodge in Marin County; photograph via Flickr.
Above: An outdoor shower in Los Angeles by Michaela Scherrer.
Above: An outdoor shower by Northwest-based Bosworth Hoedemaker Architects.
Above: An outdoor shower with changing room; via My Scandinavian Retreat.
For a rooftop outdoor shower in the middle of Manhattan, see The Landscape Designer is In: Building a Private Shower in Publicity-Loving New York.
N.B.: This is an update of a post originally published July 21, 2011.