Picture this, you are having a backyard party at your beach house a day from now. You will have lots of sandy folks wanting to go in your freshly cleaned house. What will prevent this from happening? An outdoor shower of course!

But you:

a) don't want to spend a lot of money on a temporary set up
b) want to try and offer a pleasant experience (aka, not a freezing one!)
c) you want it to be a good party conversation starter

Well I have a fun / easy / inexpensive solution... A simple solar heated hose system with an up-cycled can as the shower head.


Step 1: Supply List

Picture of Supply List
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(x1) 100 foot long black garden hose
(x1) large shelf bracket
(x1) small shelf bracket
(x6) 5/8" stainless wood screws
(x1) 3/4" Male / Female garden hose fitting
(x1) 3/4" Male / Female garden hose fitting w/ valve
(x1) O ring hose washer
(x6) 14" black zip ties
(x1) aluminum can (I used a Mike's Harder Lemonade can)
(x1) bag of large smooth stones (I got mine at Home Depot)

cordless drill
box cutter with fresh blade
fine tip Sharpie pen
wooden spoon or stick

Boomdog0220 days ago

I want to party with you cowboy!

jangatewood2 months ago

What a GREAT step by step instructional. I will add several pairs of inexpensive flip flops for my guests so they don't have to stand barefooted on the stones.

SamuelA112 months ago

man this is really nice

Kinkle1 year ago

It would be much more efficient to lay the hose out really long. Well done though

chilfi11 year ago

Interesting Idea. I understand this is sponsor by mikes lemonade but I assume the same results could be achieved with a can and use a brass hose fitting or even a standard shower head

I agree. A standard shower head would be the cherry on top for me, at least!

Paige Russell (author)  chilfi11 year ago


ihart1 year ago

Nicely done!

Next project idea: Couple 100 Mikes Lemonade empty's together. Pass your garden hose connection through these cans. Leave assembly in the sun. Shower water will be warm. ;-)

great idea, i was just about to buy an outdoor shower

jtmarin1 year ago
That is so cool
What a great and simple outdoor shower!
Paige Russell (author)  rolltidehank1 year ago

Thanks for the high five!

cege1 year ago


Paige Russell (author)  cege1 year ago

Thanks cege!

minty911 year ago

Cool idea :-)

tominjose1 year ago


frankasura1 year ago

Thanks for share.... :-D