Everyone loves a hot tub (well I reckon so). This Eco friendly hot tub ticks so many of the boxes for me, it is the perfect fusion of functionality and design.
Designed by Floris Schoonderbeek and sold the by Dutch company Weltevree the hot tub has an organic bowl shape, moulded from highly durable glass fibre, standing on four legs moulded into the design. The design is certainly different, but the differences don’t stop there.
Most modern hot tubs heat the water using electricity, this means of course getting the right type of water proof electricity supply to the back garden or were ever you choose to install it is essential. Not so with this hot tub, the heating comes simply from burning wood in a coil connected to the hot tub.
The principle is quite simple, the hot tub is filled with water, you light a fire in the coil and put the special wok on top of the coil to keep the heat in. The fire heats the water contained in the coil, the hot water rises and returns to the hot tub. Cooler water obviously fills the coil which then heats up too and the cycle continues. To keep the water warm you keep the fire small, and I suppose to make it red hot you increase the fuel in the coil to a small inferno.
Using one bag of firewood you can heat the hot tub to 38 ° C in about 2 hours, use another bag of firewood to keep it topped up and you have a low cost eco solution to all your hot tub needs.
With a water capacity of 650 litres or 142 Gallons and over all dimensions of 260 x 170 x 84 cm the hot tub can comfortably accommodate two people. As the hot tub isn’t plumbed in or wired to the electricity, it of course means it can be moved anywhere round the garden, or if you have a vehicle big enough move to another location entirely. I suppose if you are able you can take it half way up a hill fill it using stream water, use local fallen timber and voilà you can sit in eco hot tub decadence admiring the view in the open countryside!
The hot tub comes in a 5 stunning colours, plus for an additional fee you can choose your own colour specifying the RAL number and they will make you one to match.
Having looked at Floris Schoonderbeek’s website and the Weltevree website too, the ethos behind their offering is really attractive and more focused on the environment and sustainability. To quote Floris –
Practical solutions for a creative life and a better world. The starting points for the solutions are experience, functionality and durability.
All adds up to be uber cool in every way, wonder if you can cook a bacon buttie in the wok, no that would be ultra decadent 😉