Have you ever been lucky enough to spend some time enjoying an outdoor shower? While, at first, it may seem a little exposing and uncomfortable, there’s nothing as relaxing as bathing outside. Not to mention, it helps keep the rest of the house clean, if you happen to be muddy, you can bathe before even going indoors. Inspired yet? I thought so. Keep reading for more of my favorite outdoor showers.
30 Amazing Outdoor Showers
Outdoor Shower Ideas
If you just put in vinyl fencing and have a little bit extra, make your own DIY shower in the corner of your backyard. If you use the side of your house, you will only need two pieces of vinyl fencing to finish off the shower. Use an old pallet (sanded and sealed, of course!) as a block to stand on and finish it off with a few hooks for towels. Command hooks work quite well in this instance.
Does your master bedroom have a walkout balcony, patio, or deck that you don’t find yourself using a whole lot of? Turn a small corner of it into an outdoor shower or bath.
The style of this shower from Flickr is pretty old school, but that’s what is so great about it. The shower is an enclosed full circle and the cedar wooden panels make it smell great too!
If you’ve got plenty of room to work with, let your outdoor shower extend throughout your backyard. Use stones for the walls (this does require some masonry work) and face the shower so that moss grows on them. This looks like a jungle escape and the PERFECT place to getaway.
Make your outdoor shower look especially like a tropical getaway by installing a showerhead that looks like a waterfall.
Under A Trellis
Put your outdoor shower under a garden trellis for an absolutely Cinderella-like experience.
Outdoor Shower DIY
Shower With Some Privacy
Use old pallet wood to build the walls of your outdoor shower. Finish it off with a curtain rod up top and two curtains that you pull shut for privacy, just in case.
Use this tutorial from Pinterest to build your own wooden outdoor shower. It will give you memories of summer camp!
Extend the side of your home with four pallets (two stacked on top of one another) built to make the walls of your shower. Fill the bottom with gravel and large stepping stones for added comfort. Additionally, fill the space with humidity loving plants.
Make any of the ideas above (or below) fit for a bath by swapping the bottom of the shower for a large and expansive tub. It’s always nice to have options when bathing.
Outdoor Shower Enclosure
Enclose your outdoor shower with tall groups of live (or previously harvested) bamboo. This definitely gives off a tropical vibe.
If you’re an old surf-boarder with tons of old boards lying around, put them in the ground to create an outdoor shower enclosure. Totally rad, dude.
Line the walls of your outdoor shower in stone for an especially luxurious bathing experience. I love outdoor showers like these.
If you have the space (and the climate needed to make this happen) enclose your outdoor shower with living plants. Banana trees, monstera, and Fiddle Leaf Figs would do lovely.
Recycle tons of old glass bottles and put them to use by making them your shower enclosure. This blogger has more.
Create a mini cottage off the side of your house that you can shower in. You can even decorate it in tons of different rustic pieces to complete the look.
Enclose the walls of your shower with lava rock and plenty of lush, tropical plants. You could even cover the ceiling with cedar beams if desired. This is one of the prettiest outdoor showers.
Outdoor Shower Ideas: Backyard
Galvanized Metal Tub
For a rustic look, use a galvanized metal tub as a water catch when showering.
Slate Colored Shower
For an ultra-modern look, paint the walls of your shower slate-colored. This is one of my favorite outdoor showers!
Use a metal archway for a shower that doesn’t even look like a shower until it is turned on.
Run a shower line up the trunk of a dead tree for a fun and innovative shower. Use river rocks as stepping stones.
If you don’t care about privacy, use this tutorial for a bare-bones shower in your backyard from Our Acerage Adventure.
Create a bamboo water spout for something very Jungle Cruise-esque.
Wooden Shower Rack
Every shower needs a great shower rack, use this tutorial from Addicted 2 DIY to make your own.
Don’t worry about creating an enclosed structure for your shower. Use a curved shower rod and a curtain to expend out from the side of your house for privacy.
For something especially spa-like, create an outdoor shower that wraps around the one bathing. I love luxurious outdoor showers like these.
Stretch a log beam across the top of your shower and place the shower head inside.
Surrounded In Nature
Surround yourself in nature with this beautiful outdoor shower idea from Pinterest.
PVC Pipe Shower
If you’re in a bind, create your own PVC pipe outdoor shower with this tutorial from William Webster.
Find your zen while bathing under a copper archway outdoors.
Which one of these outdoor showers is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!