Maybe It’s Time to Revisit the DutchTub

Yesterday was a cold, damp day here in the northeast., and tomorrow looks like more of the same. This is the type weather that makes you want to do anything you can to warm up, which prompted my wife Elana to say, “This is when you want… no, you need a hot tub.”

Of course, the problem is that the place where we would like to put it is nowhere near an electrical outlet. Luckily there is a solution.

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The DutchTub, which we first heard about year ago, is a self-contained hot tub which can be placed in even the most remote locations. Needing neither electricity nor proper plumbing, it only needs to be filled with water which is then heated in the fire pit which is connected to the tub. The DutchTub can be set up on a flatbed trailer, next to a creek, on a boat, in the middle of a snowy field, in the middle of a ranch pasture, or even on your back patio.

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It’s light, so it can be easily moved … with or without a trailer.

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The Dutchtub, developed in 2002 by Floris Schoonderbeek in The Netherlands, is a natural wood-fired soak tub with a modern flair in simple and functional design. [snip] The Dutchtub is available worldwide and was introduced to America at the 2006 International Contemporary Furniture Fair. – Clarkson University News

DutchTubs can be purchased from Hammacher Schlemmer for $6,000; where you might want to put yours is limited only by your imagination.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.