Tips for Tiny House Showers

A shower is a great choice for a tiny home bathroom if your goals in the space are to save water and have more room for other things. How do you set up a tiny shower in a tiny home?

Here are some tips for setting up a shower in a tiny home

What You Need to Know About Tiny House PlumbingTips for Tiny House Showers  California Tiny Homes

Setting up a plumbing system for a tiny home is much easier than a standard-sized home, but there are still some things to make sure you know before going about it. The part that will require the most effort is the planning and organization of all the needed components.

Plumbing for Homes

Hooked Up to Local Water/Sewer SysteIf you plan to have your tiny home on the grid, which means hooked up to the local water system in your area, your plumbing will be very similar to that of a standard home. There are two ways to get water inside of a tiny home that is connected to the main sewer line.

Hook it Straight into the Main Grid

The most thought-about option would be to create a system that is hooked into the city’s main water supply. For this option, you will want your tiny house to be built on a permanent foundation. This allows all of the plumbing to be placed in a permanent and safe location under the home.

Plug the Home into a Water Source RV Style

Your tiny house can still be mobile and access main water hookups in the same way that RV’s do at an RV park. For this plan, you will need to have an external spicket or tap which can connect to an outdoor tap using a special RV water hose. When you plug your hose into an exterior water source you can easily draw water from this source for your entire home.

Plumbing for Off-Grid Tiny Houses

Setting up a plumbing system for a tiny home when you do not want to connect to the main water source will be a lot more difficult as compared to hooking into the main water source. This method means that you will not have continuous permanent access to free-flowing water so you will need to have a plan of where to draw water from.

Using a Tank and a Pump

One option that many people who choose to live off-grid in their tiny home go for is to install a tank either inside or outside of your home and use a pump to circulate and pressurize the water. One thing to make sure you are aware of is that you will have to refill the tank from somewhere.

Using a Hybrid System

It Is possible to use a tank and pump system that works in conjunction with a conventional hook-up system for an off-grid house. While your house is stationary you can still connect it into the main water system just like you would an RV, but when you are mobile you can use your reserve supply within the pump and tank system.

Choosing a Shower Layout for a Tiny Home Bathroom

The average tiny house is said to be 200 ft.² or less so you can expect that your bathroom is going to be very small. It is best to make sure that you do an extensive job of planning before implementing anything when it comes to a tiny home shower.

Tiny house bathrooms most often are around 25 to 50 ft.² of space. About half of this space will be taken up by the toilet. This leaves very little room for the shower. One option to go for is to use a one-piece fiberglass corner shower unit since it is easily tucked into the corner and the glass walls for the exterior help to extend site lines and make it feel like it is taking up very little space.

Some tiny homeowners choose to go with what is considered a wet bath which is a shower that seamlessly blends with the rest of the entire bathroom. Many people like a wet bath option as it allows for easier to clean surfaces and gives a chic sleek and seamless look to the bathroom.

A go-to strategy for tiny homeowners is to put the bathroom right next to the kitchen as it keeps the project of running plumbing lines to a minimum and everything is essentially in the same spot. The spaces are properly separated with the use of a solid bathroom door and proper ventilation in the bathroom.

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