Should You Build Your Own Hot Tub? 

Probably not. It will take a lot of work for something that you might want to just purchase. But if you like to build things more than work for money to buy them, this guy’s do-it-yourself hot tub is kind of cool.

He used a plastic tank you would get to water animals at a farm supply store. He finished it off with a sheet of plywood and slats you could get from taking apart pallets. My problem with this kind of project is they look like a bunch of junk thrown together. This one looks pretty good.

How Do I Heat My DIY Hot Tub? 

He uses gravity and a heated coil to warm the water. This is not a hot tub that requires gas or electricity, just some firewood. You attached the coil to the tub and stack the wood in the middle. Start a fire and as the water heats up it rises and drops back in the tub.

This is a simple build that would be good for a cabin where you want to relax in hot water in the cool Utah mountain air. If you want bubbles to percolate around you, you could do a second coil that heats the air and feeds it in, or just eat something that disagrees with you. 

Living Off the Grid Can Be Enticing 

Getting away from everything isn’t for everyone, but if you like the idea of disappearing over the weekend or even longer, this kind of project is perfect. When you are done roughing it, you can leave the water in the tub for the benefit of nearby wildlife. 

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