When we moved to the city I told Rob that, should we ever have to move back to the suburbs, I’m getting a hot tub. I loved living in Trumbull because my friends where there and now that I’m gone, I miss the four gazillion parks and the fact that I could drive to Target without paying $4 for parking every time, meaning I could go without making a list and checking it over and over obsessively, because heaven forbid I get home from a Target run in Brooklyn and realize I forgot the fabric softener; you can’t just hop back in your car and drive back without dealing with the traffic and the parking fees, and I will never, ever be ok with this.
But at the end of the day I’d rather be here than there, however if I was THERE… I’d have a hot tub. And it would probably be one of these.
Believe it or not, I was recently wondering about the logistics of having a hot tub heated by firewood (and the only conclusion I reached was building a fire underneath, cauldron-style, which wouldn’t really work that well obviously), and then lo-and-behold I came across this ingenious wood-heated hot tub solution, with the fire off to the side so you can be toasty but not cooked alive.
It looks a little weird, but it would save a ton on electricity and you could use it without chemicals. Actually I think it’s pretty cute! And it’s very portable, so I could take it camping!
It’s designed to be carried easily by two people (it weighs about 165 pounds) and has an optional rack that makes it very easy for one person to move around.
I wonder if I could get one of these in Brooklyn? Probably. It looks like these people did!
available at dutchtub.com, $6000
p.s. Now I know why these look mildly familiar: Kirby!