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A while back I posted 5 Creative Staircase Ideas for Tiny House RVs, which sparked an excellent discussion and a few innovative ideas with our readers. Well, it’s time to get creative again!

At Tumbleweed, we typically outfit our Tiny House RVs with a standard 32″ x 32″ fiberglass shower. This is the same size shower that you’d find in a traditional home, and it’s comfortable, lightweight and affordable. Of course, some of our customers prefer to use alternatives, which can add character to a tiny bathroom. Below I’ve listed five alternative showers, but there are many more options out there. Feel free to post your ideas in the comments section.

5 SHOWER IDEAS FOR TINY HOUSE RVs

1). Metal Shower 

A popular DIY shower method used in a many Tiny House RVs is the metal shower. Galvanized steel sheets are available at any hardware store and, because it’s roofing, the sheets are already waterproof. Note: It’s important to waterproof the seams—areas where two sheets meet. For an extra snazzy look, use SILVER silicone sealant for this application. I even used my leftover roofing underlayment behind my tiny metal shower (pictured below), for extra waterproofing.

Metal Shower in Tiny House Giant Journey

2). Horse Trough 

Ella Jenkins uses a horse trough for her Tumbleweed Cypress shower tub. This adorable, lightweight, affordable option comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Ella also created a wrap-around shower curtain rod from copper pipping to ensure that water does not damage her bathroom paneling.

Read all about Ella’s Tiny Bathroom

3). Ofuro / Japanese Soaking Tub

Enjoy a soak? Ofuros or Japanese-style soaking tubs are compact and luxurious. Of course, they also tend to be expensive. But, so what? Pamper yourself!

4). Wooden Shower or Tub

Some woods are water resistant – like teak and cedar. Why not create an entire shower with water resistant wood? Wouldn’t that be beautiful? Another fantastic shower alternative for Tiny House RVs is the use of a reclaimed wine barrel for a small tub (as pictured below)!

Note: All wood intended to be used in the shower will require maintenance and some form of sealant. But I think the aesthetic is worth the extra elbow grease, don’t you? 

Kasl Family‘s Custom Tumbleweed Elm. Shower w/ Wine Barrel Tub & Tile

5). Tile

Tile is not usually recommended for Tiny House RVs for two reasons: 1). It’s heavy, and 2). Tile tends to shift and crack when jostled on the road. Of course, if you do not plan on moving your Tiny House RV often, tile might be a wonderful option for a creative and beautiful tiny shower. Get artsy—create a mosaic shower with reclaimed tile pieces!