ISSUE 61  |  Bath & Spa

10 Favorites: Outdoor Showers

February 25, 2013 11:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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: A Shelter Island home by Tamarkin Co. and Suzanne Shaker; image via Dwell

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 L: An outdoor shower via My Scandinavian Retreat. Above R: On Cape Cod, architect Sheila Narusawa uses painted shutters as outdoor shower doors.

Above: An outdoor shower with changing room; via My Scandinavian Retreat.

Above L: A sylvan outdoor shower via House Beautiful. Above R: An outdoor shower via Cote Sud Afrique.

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.