32 beautiful DIY outdoor shower ideas: creative designs & plans on how to build easy garden shower enclosures with best budget friendly kits & fixtures!
How to live summer to the fullest? Add a shower outside! Have you see those beautiful open air teak outdoor showers surrounded by lush greenery in luxury tropical resorts from Hawaii to Bali? You can recreate such a happy oasis experience in your own garden!
Today I am super excited to share with you 32 of my favorite DIY outdoor shower ideas!
A garden shower is not only a great feature in your landscape design, it is also good for our planet! When we use bio-degradable soaps like these to shower, we can let all the water soak into the garden and water the plants. Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap is one of my favorite!
Let’s start with the most simple outdoor showers that you can create in less than 1 hour!
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1. Easy instant garden shower
An old tree and a garden hose as shower fixtures, and a rustic tower ladder, life is perfect. (Source: 1 )
2. Hula Hoop DIY Outdoor Shower Ideas
If you want a simple and charming outdoor shower privacy enclosure, take a large hula hoop like these 36″ ones, attach a pretty shower curtain to it and hook it on a tree branch! ( Original source lost, please let us know if you find it )
3. Creative Outdoor Shower Fixtures
We will look at lots of open-air shower fixtures, let’s first start with some very creative ideas! You can make a shower head from a soda can or beer can: extra cool for this California summer backyard! (Source: 3 )
4. Designs inspired by Solar & Camping Showers
Outdoor camping showers offer lots of simple and practical design ideas we can use to build super easy outdoor showers in our backyard.
kids would love this playful and whimsical garden shower made from a watering can or a bucket with tiny holes drilled through the bottom. They can be mounted on a wall or fence using a large L-shaped shelf bracket . ( Source: 4 and DIY solar shower video tutorial above.)
5. Smart Portable Outdoor Shower Kit
The fun portable shower with rechargeable pump (find them here ) that plugs into car adapter or computer via usb, can transforms a bucket of water into instant shower stream!
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6. Easy Outdoor Shower Building Plan
Corrugated galvanized metal panels are inexpensive, and rust resistant. Bolted to wood frames, they make great looking shower enclosures. There is also a great detailed tutorial on simple plumbing! ( Source )
7. Wood Shower Enclosure Ideas
A garden shower next to a house should have good drainage. Here‘s a tutorial on how to build a wood platform for a garden shower.
8. Wood slats DIY Outdoor Shower Enclosure
A shower enclosure can be as simple as a wooden panel. Pallets are great options! ( Source: 8 )
If you are wondering where to find pallets, or how to take them apart, here’s an info-packed article all about pallets!
9. One Panel Outdoor Shower Enclosure
A shower enclosure can be as simple as a wooden panel. Pallets are great options! ( Source: 9 )
10. Farmhouse Outdoor Shower
If you love farmhouse style, consider using black fixtures with weathered wood and white walls. (Source: 10 )
11. Modern Garden Sower
Don’t forget the area outside a garden shower. Greenery and stepping stones can add so much style! ( Source: 11 )
12. Attractive garden shower designs
Take inspirations from spa designs and add accessories such as plants and towel hangers to make your garden shower a little sanctuary. ( Source: 12 )
13 & 14. Shower Curtain enclosures
Let’s get artistic! Shower curtains or outdoor fabrics come in all kinds of colors and patterns. Use with a Bendable or Half Oval Shower Curtain Rod or a bendable metal rod to wrap around as a simple outdoor shower enclosure. ( Source: 13 | 14 )
15 & 16. Free Standing Outdoor Shower Kits
These outdoor solar showers with base can save a lot work if you can’t wait to enjoy a hot shower outside 🙂 Find them here!
17. Repurposed Outdoor Shower Fixtures
Longing for the beach? A gorgeous mosaic surfboard shower can help! Reclaimed old door or garden gate also makes a great backdrop. ( Source: 17 )
18 & 19. Beautifully Designed Shower Enclosures
When built with love and attention to detail, a DIY outdoor shower enclosure can be an attractive addition to your backyard. ( Source: 18 )
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A trellis structure can make it really easy to mount the shower fixtures. Here’s a DIY pergola / arbor with free building plans!
20 & 21. Build an Outdoor Shower with Natural Materials
What kind of local building materials are available in abundance? How can we use them creatively? In these two examples, logs and bamboo poles are beautiful materials and easy to work with. ( Source: 20 | 21 )
22. Outdoor Shower Kit
These were made by a company whose website oborain.com is no longer active. I really want to share these inspiring photos because it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out how to build your own version!
23. Stylish black garden shower
The dark charcoal stain color creates a gorgeous modern industrial style. ( Source: 23 )
24. Coastal style white shutter outdoor shower enclosure
25 & 26. DIY Pallet Outdoor Shower Ideas
27. Wood cabin shower
This wood shower enclosure looks great outside a craftsman style cabin and offers plenty of privacy. ( Source: 27 )
28. One panel Outdoor Showers
These great looking open air outdoor shower structures are made from just one panel of corrugated galvanized metal or horizontal wood slats.
29 & 30. Attractive and functional built-in shelves
31. Stone garden shower
This shower is not easy to DIY, but I love the idea of creating a window at eye level to enjoy the view out. ( Source: 31 )
32. Mirror on the wall
Use a mirror to make the shower space feel larger. ( Source: 32 )
( This post is a complete update from an earlier post. )
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Happy splashing!! 🙂