DIY ProjectsHow to Build a Wood Fired Hot Soaking Tub DIY Project

How to Build a Wood Fired Hot Soaking Tub DIY Project

This tutorial of how to build a wood fired hot soaking tub diy project is a step by step process using recycled salvaged materials for the frugal homesteader that needs to soothe achy bones. This do it yourself project was created for the person who wants to be able relax in a warm, bubbly hot tub without having to spend a fortune on one.

This type of project does not require a high level DIY skills to accomplish and can be finished in an afternoon.

How to Build a Wood Fired Hot Soaking Tub DIY Project

For the lucky few who can afford one, a hot tub is the only way to relax after a hard day at work. The warm water heated by wood is the best way to relax away the stress and tension from your body. For those not so fortunate to be able afford a real hot tub, there is an alternative. You can always build your own from salvage stuff around the yard.


– 3 metres of 25mm (1in) stainless tube
– 1 old LPG gas bottle (the kind used for barbecue grills)
– 1 bulk liquids storage tank (the 1000litre kind with a steel palletised cage) – be careful and make sure no dangerous chemicals were stored within
– enough old corrugated iron to cover the outside of the tank
– scrap polystyrene packaging
– 1 closed cell foam camping mattress
– a roll of soft narrow gauge binding wire (or equivalent – you could use cable ties at a pinch)
– scrap metal parts for the legs and decoration
– a canoe paddle or something similar


– arc welder (and the safety gear to go with it)
– angle grinder with metal cutting and grinding discs
– pipe bender large enough to bend 1 inch stainless tube
– tin snips
– heat gun / paint stripper
– box cutter
– strong pliers with a sharp cutting edge
– the trusty knockometer
– various clamps
– magnetic welding clamps are handy
– hacksaw (omit if you’re deft with the angle grinder)
– handsaw/drawsaw or equivalent
– narrow nail punch/set or a strong nail
– cordless drill with a 2 – 3mm bit
– a vivid or permanent marker pen

– a gas axe is an optional extra here if you have one and aren’t afraid to use it

● Enjoy all the luxury without the huge price tag of a commercial hot tub

● Project includes a complete list of all of the necessary materials, supplies and tools

● It also describes all of the necessary step it will take to build your own hot tub

● It includes several full color photos that depicts several stages of construction

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.


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