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How To Create Your Own Outdoor Shower In 8 Simple Steps

By Nicole Caldwell

There is nothing so sweet as an outdoor shower when the weather is warm. But redirecting plumbing and building stalls can be a complicated (and expensive) affair. Luckily, there is a very easy way to build your own that only needs a little rain in order to work. Here’s how to do it, in just a few (very) easy steps. 

Grasp the concept. 

Rainwater catchment is simply the act of containing rain runoff in holding tanks for later use. Before everyone had their own well or was hooked to a public water supply, homes were equipped with cisterns that did the exact same thing—and many people still use cisterns today.   

Gather your materials. 

To catch rainwater, you need four main things: a roofline, gutter, downspout, and container for all the water with a spigot attached. And for it to work for a shower without utilizing an electric pump to draw the water from, you’ll need your catchment basin at a higher level than your head so the water falls down over you.