That said, you can only be so adventurous when it comes to a shower. Especially when you're building one yourself. For the first time. And the potential disaster that could come from even a tiny mistake is costly enough to dissuade you from the above-mentioned stainless steel shower wall (not to mention the price tag).
Although the yurt bathhouse was cold in the winters and early mornings, I loved the shower. I loved the light coming through the polycarbonate paneled walls and ceiling, I loved the exposed copper pipe, the custom shower knob, and the fact that the water drained away through the deck boards to our mini grey-water field.
At times I yearned for a bathtub...
The shower building process was completely new to us (just like everything else we've done in the past four years...). Here is roughly how it went.
|The travertine going in.|
|My custom pebble sheet.|
|Another pebble sheet awaiting installation.|
|The smallest, most awesome pebbles were individually installed around the drain.|