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A wood-fired hot tub made from a large storage container, an LP gas bottle, stainless steel tubing, polystyrene packing material, and some corrugated iron. That’s one bad-ass looking burner.

How to build a wood fired hot tub – Link

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. yo_tyler says:

    I’ve done this while camping, but a bit differently.
    We dug a large hole into the ground, then lined it with a few tarps. The heater was a radiator made from copper pipe and a BBQ grill. It was placed into a fire, and two garden hoses connect to it, both running into the hot tub. A submersible pond pump is first used to draw water from a lake or ocean into the tub. It is then used to draw water from the tub, through the heater, and back to the tub.

  2. volkemon says:

    copper pipe radiator assy, garden hoses(!), submersible pond pump(!!)

    I consider my VW bus the steel tent for camping, so it’s not like I’m hardcore! This seems a lot to pack in, however…..:)