Next World TV

Common Sense Solutions - Starting Now

Compost Shower

Subscribe to Next World TV

Your e-mail address is kept absolutely private
We make it easy to unsubscribe at any time

Almost Free, Easy Hot Water for Showers

Did you know you can get 500 showers worth of hot water -- from a compost pile?

This one, from Inspiration Farm in Bellingham, WA was built by 3 people in 90 minutes, and that includes gathering material. They ran 100 ft poly pipe to the pile, where the heat was generated by the compost. Cold water was also run to this rustic outdoor shower.

For two months in the summer, there were an average of 6 showers a day- and they never ran out. When the compost pile was done generating heat, they had finished compost to use! And plenty of happy moist mushrooms where the shower was.

Win Win Win, yes that is permaculture!

--Bibi Farber

This video was produced by
For more info on Inspiration Farm:

P.S. Apologies for the poor audio in spots