Ever want to steam on the side of a mountain or carry your hot tub with you on your canoe? Off-the-grid, durable, mobile, strangely sexy and well-engineered, the Dutch Tub is probably the last thing you would expect to see someone lounging in at the top of a summit – but one of the best aspects of the tub is that it moves easily, making the scene above more realistic than most people realize.
This ingenious hot tub is a completely energy-independent gadget that requires no plugging in. Firewood is placed in a spiral on the side that naturally circulates and heats the water in the tub. As a result, the stainless steal tub and its durable poly-fiber hull are transportable by car or even, as you can see, by boat or canoe.
In terms of its design it is a bit of a tough sell at first, looking like a giant orange cooking pot or coffee mug with a strange spiral growing out of its side. Still, it is built thick and is made to be self-contained structurally and in terms of its power source and scores well on both of those essential counts. It takes a beating without spoiling its bathing capabilities.
Despite its bulk and size, the Dutch Tub weighs about as much as a thin adult – 150ish pounds – and can thus be easily carried by two people. It is extremely easy to clean as it is comprised almost entirely of smooth corner-free surfaces. The heat can even be turned down by spiraling up the burning fire so it has less contact with the heating coils.