Hot Tub on The Go! Portable by Floris Schoonderbeek

There are many things we want them portable, however, hot tub? Seriously? Called the Weltevree Dutchtub, the portable, stand-alone basin is powered by a wood-burning stove and supposed to travel with you if you want. The elegant half-sphere weighs around 165 pounds and holds 171 gallons of water—enough for four people to comfortably enjoy it. To warm the water, the tub connects to its heating system via metal hoses and derives energy from the coil structure that’s filled with lit wood. Preparing the Dutchtub is a cross between using a fireplace and boiling a pot of water—simply start a fire inside the coils, cover the tub, and regularly stir the water. You probably will wonder why you need a portable hot tub? So, let’s forget about the portable part, it seems a funny selling point for me anyway. Let’s just call it a wood-burning hot tub! A wood-burning hot tub means you don’t need to worry about the electrical demands needed to make a traditional one run. Hence, if you’re in a rental or plan to move in a couple of years but still want the luxury of having a hot tub you can take with you, that seems an option.

The original Dutchtub can be purchased on weltevree.nl with a price tag of € 5.195. You can find a similar version on amazon.com for $3,299.

Hot Tub on The Go! Portable by Floris Schoonderbeek
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HemLoft: A Secret Tree House Hiding in the Woods of Whistler, Canada

Built by a Canadian software developer Joel Allen, this tiny HemLoft treehouse was built using mostly recycled materials and located in the woods of Whistler. The treehouse is shaped like an egg. Of course, it can’t be that spacious but with well organized, it has plenty of room to spend a few nights under the stars, enjoying everything the great outdoors has to offer. However, the hemloft was built on crown land and is kinda of illegal. Joel kept this project a secret for three years, but he eventually contacted Dwell Magazine, which was the first publication to break the story. After all the effort Joel made and support people gave, owner of Canadian Wilderness Adventures (CWA) Allan Crawford has agreed to house the egg-shaped structure on the tour company’s tenure in the Callaghan Valley.

HemLoft: A Secret Tree House Hiding in the Woods of Whistler, Canada

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