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August 30, 2013
Dwell loves a good outdoor shower or al fresco tub. Here, five of our favorite ways to bathe outdoors, from Wisconsin to Japan.
Mimicking the cantilever of the house, an outdoor shower just off the master bedroom stretches out gently toward the surrounding woods.

Peter and Mark Anderson, of Anderson Anderson Architecture, created Cantilever House, a prefab in Granite Falls, Wisconsin, for Scott Stafne. Mimicking the cantilever of the house, an outdoor shower just off the master bedroom stretches out gently toward the surrounding woods. Read the full article here. Photo by John Clark.

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Bathroom with clawfoot tub and fiberglass door

Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is “an arresting concept,” photographer Dean Kaufman says, who documented the singular refuge in the Chichibu mountain range. “It’s finely balanced between rustic camping and feeling like the Farnsworth House.” The home's ultimate luxury: a hot bath in the clawfoot tub, with the fiberglass door open wide to the woods. Photo by Dean Kaufman.

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Dunlop demonstrates the deck’s secondary use: as a launching pad into the concrete plunge pool on the first floor.

Resident Stephen Dunlop launches into the concrete plunge pool on the first floor of his home in Noosa, Australia. Photo by Richard Powers.

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Sliding glass panels in the bathroom open to put the tub in the tree canopy.
Most beachfront houses treat the ocean as part of the visual landscape with panoramic views and wraparound balconies. Tom Lloyd-Butler’s beach house by Ernest Born, however, is deeply interior, and far more interested in its tranquil inner courtyard than anything beyond. Sliding glass panels in the bathroom open to put the tub in the tree canopy. Photo by Robert Schlatter.

 

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The glass and wood walls of the bathhouse, like other retractable panels on the house, 
offer shade with a view.

In the Sydney home of architect Brian Zulaikha and artist Janet Laurence, the glass and wood walls of the bathhouse, like other retractable panels on the house, offer shade with a view. Photo by Roger D'Souza.

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Mimicking the cantilever of the house, an outdoor shower just off the master bedroom stretches out gently toward the surrounding woods.

Peter and Mark Anderson, of Anderson Anderson Architecture, created Cantilever House, a prefab in Granite Falls, Wisconsin, for Scott Stafne. Mimicking the cantilever of the house, an outdoor shower just off the master bedroom stretches out gently toward the surrounding woods. Read the full article here. Photo by John Clark.

Photo by John Clark.

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