Camping. For some people, it’s synonymous with relaxation and happy family gatherings in nature. For others, it’s closer to a dark period filled with sources of discomfort, including mosquitoes, disturbed sleep and questionable personal hygiene. Whether you’re a camping enthusiast or not, let’s agree on one thing: any camping trip will be enhanced by a good shower. And if you’re going on a wilderness camping trip, you won’t necessarily have to write off showering properly from your plans. All you need do to is search “DIY outdoor shower camping”, find this blog post and choose your favorite shower build to replicate!
1. DIY van outdoor shower plans
Vanning is one of the fastest-growing ways of life these days! You don’t have to own a van to create and use this outdoor shower: you could build the frame and fix it to any structure that’s available close to your camping ground. To learn how to easily build this DIY outdoor shower with tubes and fittings, check out our free plans!
2. Portable outdoor shower
This example if by far the easiest one to build. You can replicate the idea using tinktube’s pipes and connectors, with HJ-90 fittings to create the corner. It will be easy to insert the garden hose into the tubes to give the shower a structure. Now all you need are soap and a towel!
3. DIY outdoor shower with water tank
If you tend to go back to the same camping spot again and again, you might not need a portable shower. This idea is for you!
You’ll need a little more time and material to build this one, but we promise it will be worth it: not only does this outdoor shower provide you with a water tank that can heat water throughout the day to enhance your comfort, but it also has another major advantage: walls, which mean privacy from animals… and/or camping ground neighbors.
If you’re interested in building this kind of outdoor shower, good news! You can easily replicate this structure with tinktube.
4. DIY camping shower curtain rod
This example is also a simple idea that can easily be replicated. You’ll need to bend the tubes to the desired angles using a jig, which can be homemade, or a pipe bender. Be careful not to bend the pipes to too steep an angle to avoid making it harder to open or close the shower curtain.
Once you’ve bent the tubes, all you have to do is fix the rod to the structure where your shower is. If you feel like you need more support for the rod, we suggest adding vertical tubes to the structure, at the corners.
5. DIY freestanding camp shower
This portable camp shower provides privacy when you’re out in the woods. If you build it using tinktube’s construction system, you’ll be able to set it up in minutes. You’ll also take it down quickly when you leave at the end of your camping trip. And bonus: it can also be used as a private area to change clothes.
DIY outdoor showers will make you love camping!
To conclude, building your own outdoor shower is not only easy, but it will also enhance your entire camping experience. Let’s admit it: any activity is more fun when we feel clean, even camping. We hope you enjoyed the examples in this article. If you are looking to build another DIY project, you should check out the projects below. You’ll find great ideas from the DIYers community!