This Tiny Home Features a DIY Bathhouse Made From Recycled Windows

by Simplify

A tiny home bathroom can be a make-it-or-break-it feature; it is perhaps one of the most important spaces in a tiny house. Emmet’s luxury DIY bathhouse is made from recycled windows, overlooks a beautiful forest, and turns his tiny home from a regular abode into a peaceful nature retreat.

Emmet’s home is a tiny house made from recycled materials. It sits on a 40-acre organic farm near Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. The single-story home is 4 meters (13 feet) long and was built by Emmet himself, with the help of some friends.

Emmet used recycled timbers, skirting boards, and other scrap wood that he collected. He estimates that 80 percent of his home is made from reused materials. The main new things he invested in were screws, nuts, and bolts.

Both sides of the blue roof have two 310-watt solar panels, making the house sustainable as well as beautiful. A key feature of the house is its geodesic dome window. The window has different colors that filter through to the house and fill it with different shades of light.

Emmet loves to cook and has a kitchen bench the entire length of the house, as well as a stovetop. However, he doesn’t have a fridge or an oven.

Enjoying a bath in nature

The DIY bathhouse is a separate structure from the main house. The treehouse toilet is mounted on stilts that are based on a rectangle of tree trunks. The toilet is located above a wheelie bin and the composted materials go straight into the bin, which can be wheeled out and replaced when a new one is needed. 

Although the toilet is encased with walls for privacy, the bath part of the structure is made out of recycled glass windows that overlook the trees; you can look out from the tub and feel like you are one with the forest. The solitude of the spot also means that you don’t have to worry about being walked in on by a nosy neighbor.

Tiny home with a DIY bathhouse

Tiny homes made from recycled materials are providing a new sustainable lifestyle for the future. Emmet’s sustainable tiny home, with its geodesic window and DIY treehouse bathroom, show how this lifestyle can be luxurious and beautiful, as well as healthy for our planet.

For more DIY tiny home ideas, read this story of a boho-style tiny home built from reclaimed materials or this tiny homestead constructed using scorched wood from California's wildfires.

To see more videos, check out the Living Big in a Tiny House YouTube channel.

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