take the party anywhere with jonathan odom’s portable hot tub
all images courtesy of jonathan odom




hot tubs are expensive, bulky, and a pain to rent. that’s why oakland-based designer jonathan odom decided to make his own. the tub consists of six slot-fit panels in a hexagonal configuration, with ledges that friction fit to brackets at the top of each panel. a liquid propane water heater, electric water pump, 12v battery, in-line hot filling filter, and garden hoses make up the filling and heating setup. the jacuzzi panels and all equipment is fixed to a pneumatic-wheeled dolly, which allows for easy transport to any possible locations. in total it weights about 200 lbs, and can be easily fit in the back of a station wagon. for an extensive tutorial on the project, click here.

jonathan odom, designboom portable hot tub
portable hot tub being transported


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take the party anywhere with jonathan odom's portable hot tub

jonathan odom, designboom portable hot tub

fill and enjoy



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