Build a Bathhouse for Your Homestead

Bring hot water bathing to your homestead with these tips for purchased or homemade water heaters.

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The DeKorne combination root cellar and bathhouse under construction. The 55-gallon drum on the roof of the bathing facility is connected via plastic pipe to a water heater inside. Jim says that the system's pressure is quite sufficient for the satisfactory operation of a shower. Eventually, the root cellar portion of this structure will be banked with dirt. The still-under-construction stone wall in the photo will hold that earth in place.
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