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That’s One Hot Ride- Weltevree’s Portable Wood Fired Dutch Tub

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Dutch Tub being towed behind bicycle

After seeing the above photo, I’m sure we’re all thinking the same thing: Finally! A hot tub that I can tow around with my bike! The Netherlands’ Weltevree wishes to share with you ‘the essence of outdoor bathing’ with their portable wood-fired Dutch Tub.

The Dutch Tub is designed to allow outdoor bathing wherever you can bring it, and of course find 211 gallons of water to fill it up, and some wood to burn.

Soak up all the details after the jump…

Dutch Tub with two people

The Dutch Tub is made of glass fiber polyester, with a chemical and weather resistant stainless steel coil assembly. The tub can remain outdoors year-round, but only in warmer climates as you cannot let the water freeze inside it. The empty tub weighs 165 lbs and can be attached to a car roof, or towed behind a bicycle or canoe. The tub is 33” tall, 67” in diameter and sits up to four people.

Dutch Tub being heated up

To heat up the Dutch Tub, start a fire in the fire basket. As the fire heats the coils, it pushes the heated water back into the top of the tub, and forces the cooler water at the bottom up through the pipes. Because it relies on convection, you have to regularly stir the water to attain an even temperature. The temperature can be fine-tuned by moving the fire basket up and down the coils, and a supplied ‘wok’ helps trap heat in the coils or can be cooked in while you soak. Weltevree estimates it will heat up to 100° f in about 2 hours.

While the company does sell a wheeled axle for moving the tub by hand, it appears the bicycle trailer in the title photo is a custom job. At least one American bike shop had plans to rent out a mobile Dutch Tub (but have since canned the idea), and had their own custom bicycle built to accommodate it. Let’s just say this is where your creative genius comes in.

The Dutch Tub comes complete with a cover, fire basket, turbo valve (garden hose connection) and wok for the price of approx. $5652 USD, plus shipping from the Netherlands.

Check out the Dutch Tub’s website here.

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Gunnstein
Gunnstein
7 years ago

“Weltevree estimates it will heat up to 100 degrees in about 2 hours.”

I somehow doubt he said exactly that, because boiling people alive is a pretty serious crime in the Netherlands, where water boils at 100 degrees. It doesn’t hurt to add a little F or C here 🙂

Tennessee
Tennessee
7 years ago

I want to start the comments by squashing all the hate that will likely ensue. Yes it’s expensive, yes it would suck to pull behind a bike, no it’s not terribly practical either … but this is pure awesomeness. Still in doubt? Imagine being way out there, far far away from anything remotely like civilization, next to a trickling mountain stream or crystal clear lake … and in a hot tub! Romantic of the year? Without question!

DCT
DCT
7 years ago

A smart accessory to offer would be a battery powered pump (to fill it if you don’t have a hose) that could also be used to periodically circulate the water. Or since this is bike themed, perhaps it could be bike driven…

fnash
fnash
7 years ago

All you need is a 500 litre cycling water bottle with some chlorine and your ready to rock. Or is the tube full when you pedal around.

mrazekan
mrazekan
7 years ago

“The only good application for an eBike.”
– BR Commentators.

drosser
drosser
7 years ago

The hipsters of Portland did this years ago! http://clevercycles.com/blog/2013/02/22/rent-a-dutchtub/

not a steve
not a steve
7 years ago

Old news. Not even a rumor. Check out what been going on in that small bike town Portland since 2012:
http://bikeportland.org/2012/04/23/look-out-portland-here-come-dutchtubs-70757

erikv
erikv
7 years ago

And let us not forget the infamous hot tub from the 2006 USGP in Portland. http://bikeportland.org/2006/11/20/mud-and-crowds-thick-at-usgp-cross-race-2566

Inspiration? I think so.

LennP
LennP
7 years ago

http://www.hottug.nl/index_en.html
The Dutch have even a floating tub!

satisFACTORYrider
satisFACTORYrider
7 years ago

football weather tailgate
double as a grill
girls. hot tub.
win

Greg
Greg
7 years ago

awesome

Chris McCarthy
Chris McCarthy
7 years ago

I bet this wouldn’t be to hard to make. A little plumbing knowhow, a repurposed clawfoot tub and a weekend you might just have yourself a hillbilly hot tub!

Russell Roca
7 years ago

Oh you mean this 🙂

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