The fire bath
14 May 12
We’ve been enjoying hot baths in the bush. One of the wonders of hippydom is that clever people work out ways to replicate the comforts of modern society with the use of recycled materials and renewable fuel sources.
This is the fire bath — almost a ubiquitous accessory on off-the-grid properties in the Far North. Now that we’ve tried it out, we’re hooked!
There’s a fine art to tending the fire that heats the water. If the fire goes out, the water gets cold; if the fire goes too high, the bath occupant can get scalded! David is a natural firemaster and we can’t complain about the way he builds the fire under the bath — it is always just right!