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I love this, Michel de Broin’s dumpster hot tub.

The dumpster is used to frame its contents – 1649 litres of filtered, chlorinated water. Its interior is lined with waterproof blue material while a pump and filter system ensures the purity of its contents. Powerful jets stimulate the sensorial experience.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Now you just need to connect this to the Redneck Pool Heater and you can have a hot “hot tub” anywhere.
    http://www.redneckpoolheater.com

  2. The Oracle says:

    It’s a pretty good idea, but if he’s going to all that trouble why not clean up the exterior appearance of even use a new dumpster? For the amount of work done to the outside a paint job would have been simple and done wonders.

    There’s something very strange about this person

  3. japroach says:

    The guys clearly some kind of artist, so I doubt the thing was created for usability or good looks.

  4. The Oracle says:

    If he’s an artist wouldn’t he be creating it for looks? I guess arguably not good looks, but looks at least. So he intends for it too look like a beat-up old dumpster as art?

  5. Phillip Torrone says:

    @The Oracle, you would need to ask the artist. if it was my project it would also look exactly like a busted old dumpster, that’s part of the art, at least it is to me.

  6. Anonymous says:

    i think leaving the dumpster as-is is part of the point – contrasting the ugly exterior with the relaxing, peaceful interior. it may also have something to do with getting people to overcome their biases, along the lines of the exhibit at the exploratorium where they try to get people to drink out of a brand new toilet that has clean potable water circulating in it.

  7. Sodiaf says:

    Hehe..

    I love this project.. it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “dumpster diving”

  8. Ira Mitchell says:

    This kind of thing is going to be lost on the average American — which is exactly the way it should be.

    Love it.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Um, looks like CGI to me…

  10. Aqua Boro says:

    Haha that is great.  My hot tub guys at http://www.aquaboro.com were telling me to look this up.  I didnt think it was possible but it looks like it works quite well.

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  11. Brett Aitken says:

    Very nice post!!
    Hot tubs are great for those with high blood pressure. For those with this condition, time in a hot tub or spa is an exceptionally beneficial therapy as it can assist medications.
    Freestanding Bathtubs

  12. Brett Aitken says:

    Very nice post!!
    Hot tubs are great for those with high blood pressure. For those with this condition, time in a hot tub or spa is an exceptionally beneficial therapy as it can assist medications.
    Freestanding Bathtubs

  13. Brett Aitken says:

    Very nice post!!
    Hot tubs are great for those with high blood pressure. For those with this condition, time in a hot tub or spa is an exceptionally beneficial therapy as it can assist medications.
    Freestanding Bathtubs