It gets the job done, providing easily followed instructions to make a cob fire-heated hot tub. However, with the rocket heating innovation that has happened since this book was published, I think that second edition is in order. The book covers the basics of building with cob, where to place the tub, how to build the tub, sourcing parts, and considerations for adding other design elements like a composting loo/changing room.
I like the "here's the info, now get to it" attitude of the book; it got me inspired and led to my own hot tub out of cob. So thank you Becky!
You Can Make the Best Hot Tub Ever: Relax! Warm Your Bones! Get to Know the Sky, by Becky Bee
I give this book 7 out of 10 acorns.
I have actually wondered, on several occasions, about how to build a hot tub from scratch. A river rock and cement structure, maybe dug into the side of a hill? But what kind of heating element would I buy, and the plumbing would have to be accessible... how would I learn how to properly and safely install the pump? It all seemed extremely technical and difficult, but in the back of my mind: there stubbornly remained the possibility. Reading through this delightful book is like being at a workshop - it’s quick, easy, the material is adaptable to any situation. It leaves you empowered to begin working on a project of your own. Now I know how elegant and simple it can be - Thank you Becky Bee!
You can never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. -R Buckminster Fuller
no wonder he is so sad, he hasn't seen this tiny ad: