We do lots of sweaty, dusty, manual labor in our ecovillage, and one of the best parts of getting dirty is getting clean!
We take showers outside year round. In the heat of the Texas summer, jumping in the well shower 2 or 3 times a day is a sustainable way to cool off within seconds, and it sure is refreshing to go from sticky hot to goosebumps cold in under a minute!
In the wintertime, it's a brisk exercise in enjoying the elements that's actually really great for increasing circulation as well as practicing breath control. We might be a little more focused on getting in, getting clean, and getting out in the winter vs. chilling in the shower in the summer, but it's still a fun, sustainable experience.
We built a trellis around the shower that holds a grapevine and rose bush for a bit of privacy that is both beautiful and functional!
In a the following video, Quinn demonstrates how we shower outside all year round with water pumped right up out of the ground.
Fear not - we edited out all that evil, unnatural, offensive nudity ;)
We have re-imagined even the most basic aspects of daily life to be more sustainable. Stay tuned, as we'll share more as time goes on!
Hope you enjoyed getting squeaky clean with us today!
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