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Economical DIY Solar Outdoor Shower

Do you like the idea of outdoor showering? Then you will love this DIY solar shower.

A simple, efficient and inexpensive outdoor bathroomsolar shower
A simple, efficient, and inexpensive outdoor bathroom.

What is an outdoor solar shower?

Solar outdoor showers are often used to wash up after swimming or camping. These are movable equipment that uses the sun’s heat to warm the water. It is portable, lightweight, and eco-friendly. A solar shower doesn’t need electricity to heat water.

While camping in the most remote areas on your vacation, it would be nice to have a solar shower.

The solar shower lets you enjoy a hot, soothing shower without releasing harmful gases into the environment.

This clever project definitely says that warm showers do not necessarily have to mean a higher electricity bill! Could you use one in your yard?

DIY Solar Outdoor Shower

What are the materials needed to make an outdoor solar shower?

A solar shower needs a showerhead, a hose, and a water reservoir. The water reservoir is covered in black paint to effectively absorb the heat from the sun. With its black lining, the water reservoir heats the water it holds with solar energy. The materials below are necessary to complete this project.


  • Cedar Wood Panels/Boards
  • Cement Foundation Blocks
  • Plywood
  • Water Tank
  • Fiberglass Batting
  • Bricks
  • Shower Fixtures
  • Solar Lighting
  • Reflective Insulation
  • UV Resistant Poly-type Clear Roofing
  • Deck Screws
  • Door Hinges
  • Hooks
  • Water Piping
  • Steel Support for a solar box


  • Table Saw
  • Hand Saw
  • Drill
  • Trowel
  • Shovel
  • Hammer

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Thanks to Climatebiz for this great project. Get the step-by-step instructions here….

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