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

(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

<p>I want to party with you cowboy!</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>man this is really nice</p>
<p>It would be much more efficient to lay the hose out really long. Well done though</p>
<p>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</p>
<p>I agree. A standard shower head would be the cherry on top for me, at least!</p>
<p>Totally! </p>
<p>Nicely done! </p><p>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. ;-) </p>
<p>great idea, i was just about to buy an outdoor shower</p>
<p>1 st person gets a warm shower, (for a few seconds to a minute) all others get same temperature as the ground water. </p><p>Not worth the price of the deposit, i my area. </p><p>One could simply tie wrap a hand spray nozzle, (if you have a hose and water plants, you already have one), just tie wrap it on.</p><p>I know this is a thing to support instructables AND be an ad for MHL, but this is just a waste.</p>
That is so cool<br>
What a great and simple outdoor shower!
<p>Thanks for the high five!</p>
<p>GREAT IDEA !!</p>
<p>Thanks cege!</p>
<p>Cool idea :-)</p>
<p>Thanks for share.... :-D</p>

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Bio: Made in Canada, I have a BFA in product design from Parsons School of Design in NYC. I've done work for Martha Stewart Living ... More »
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