Bathing en Plein Air: 29 Outdoor Summer Showers by

Issue 25 · The Life Aquatic · June 27, 2014

Bathing en Plein Air: 29 Outdoor Summer Showers

Issue 25 · The Life Aquatic · June 27, 2014

Is there any greater luxury than bathing outdoors? Little more is needed than a shower head and a modest enclosure (ideally one that offers a glimpse of the sea).  We combed through the many outdoor showers we've come across over the years and selected the most memorable. Here's our top 29: 

Fire Island Beach House by Alexandra Angle | Remodelista

Above: LA interior designer Alexandra Angle's Fire Island Beach House project includes an outdoor shower on the back deck.

Outdoor Shower in Montauk by Murdock Young Architects | Remodelista

Above: A minimalist outdoor shower in Montauk designed by New York firm Murdock Young. For more, see our Steal This Look on the shower.

LASC Studio Summerhouse Skane in Sweden | Remodelista

Above: A shower in the back of Summerhouse Skåne designed by LASC Studio from our post Shocking Color in a Swedish Summer House.

The Banyan Treehouse Outdoor Shower | Remodelista

Above: A concrete-and-wood guest house by Rockefeller Partners Architects has an outdoor shower tucked into the nook of a staircase.

Bureau Bernaskoni Outdoor Shower | Remodelista

Above: An outdoor shower in the back of a black-wood house in Dacha, Russia, designed by Bureau Bernaskoni Architects. Photograph via Arch Daily.

Heather A. Wilson Outdoor Shower | Remodelista

Above: An outdoor shower and bathroom at a pool house in Charleston, South Carolina, designed by architect Heather Wilson. See more at Steal This Look: An Outdoor Pool Pavilion, Shower Included.

Outdoor Shower from a Floating Farmhouse in Upstate New York | Remodelista

Above: A minimal outdoor shower on the side of Tom Givone's farmhouse from our post A Floating Farmhouse in Upstate New York.

Wooden Scandinavian Outdoor Shower | Remodelista

Above: A poolside outdoor shower and changing room from blog Scandinavian Retreat.

Outdoor Shower in Hotel Azucar, Mexico | Remodelista

Above: A rustic setup at the Hotel Azúcar in Veracruz, Mexico.

Romy Sormann's Outdoor Shower from Inside Out Magazine | Remodelista

Above: An outdoor shower in the Melbourne home of documentary film producer Romy Sormann featured in Inside Out Magazine via Desire to Inspire.

Sorrento Beach House by Shareen Joel | Remodelista

Above: An outdoor shower in the Western Australia home of interior designer and founder of Share Design, Shareen Joel. Photograph via Share Design.

Outdoor Shower at the Sky Ranch House | Remodelista

Above: A simple outdoor shower in a house on Seattle's Salmon Bay featured on Dwell.

Outdoor Shower at Atlantic Hotel in Bryon Bay | Remodelista

Above: A tumbleweed-clad outdoor shower at the Atlantic Byron Bay resort in Australia.

Outdoor Shower Photographed by Seth Smoot | Remodelista

Above: A rustic outdoor shower and bathtub photographed by Seth Smoot.

Sarah Jessica Parker Outdoor Shower | Remodelista

Above: A long favorite feature of ours from Elle Decor: Sarah Jessica Parker's outdoor shower made from plumbing pipe and marine-grade blue fabric. See our Steal This Look from 2010 for sources.

Tom Scheerer Outdoor Shower | Remodelista

Above: A bamboo fence creates an enclosed outdoor shower at a beach house in the Bahamas. See more in our recent post, Island Life: At Home with Tom Scheerer.

Outdoor Shower in a Shasta Camper | Remodelista

Above: An outdoor shower is tucked between a bathhouse and camper trailer from our Gardenista Outbuilding of the Week: A Retro '60s Camper, Outdoor Bathhouse Included.

Michaela Scherrer Outdoor Shower | Remodelista

Above: An outdoor shower in Los Angeles designed by Michaela Scherrer. For a tour of her own home, pick up a copy of our book, Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home.

Ice House Designed by Minarc | Remodelista

Above: An outdoor shower hidden on the side of a house in Reykjavik, Iceland, designed by Minarc Architects. Photograph via Arch Daily.

Outdoor Shower at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge | Remodelista

Above: An outdoor shower on the back porch of the Ecca Lodge at private game reserve Kwandwe in South Africa.

Tamarkin Co. and Suzanne Shaker Outdoor Shower | Remodelista

Above: A shower overlooking the coast in a Shelter Island house designed by Suzanne Shaker and Tamarkin Co. featured on Dwell.

Kontur Arkitekter Outdoor Shower in Scandinavia | Remodelista

Above: A shower in the back of a Swedish summerhouse built by Kontur Architkter

Olson Kundig Outdoor Shower | Remodelista

Above: The lone shower in a house on Salt Island in British Columbia designed by Olson Kundig Architects. See more in our post A Master Architect Builds a Tiny Cabin in the Pacific Northwest.

Outdoor Concrete Shower at Mankas Inn | Remodelista

Above: A tiny concrete shower enclosure at Mankas Inverness Lodge in West Marin, California.

Scandinavian Outdoor Shower from Bo Bedre Magazine | Remodelista

Above: A partially-enclosed outdoor shower and bath in the back of a house in Denmark from Bo Bedre magazine.

Wojtek Frances Orzechowski Beach Shack | Remodelista

Above: An outdoor shower and pool house at the home of Wojtek and Frances Orzechowski, two surfers who live in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. Photograph via House and Leisure.

Bosworth Hoedemaker Architects Outdoor Shower | Remodelista

Above: An outdoor shower designed by Bosworth Hoedemaker Architects.

Outdoor Shower in the Forest from Pure Green Magazine | Remodelista

Above: An outdoor shower at a forest retreat featured in Pure Green Magazine.

Beach House Outdoor Shower from Share Design | Remodelista

Above: An outdoor shower in the back of a black beach house in Merricks, Australia. Photograph via Share Design.

Prefer a bath to a shower? Have a look at our post on Gardenista, 5 Favorites: Outdoor Bathtubs. Geared up for summer? Sift through our curated feed of Summery Rooms in our Gallery of images and spaces.

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