Laundry Day, Hauling water and the New Shower

Last night we relaxed and hung out with some friends. Today is laundry day. Which means spending most of the day in town getting laundry done. While there we also stop and pick up the mail, fill up a couple of 5 gallons of water, hitting Planet Fitness for showers, then probably doing a quick Walmart run before heading back home.

If you’re like us, we don’t look forward to laundry day. When we first moved here we thought we’d save some money and only wash the clothes then dry them here at home. Well that was a huge mistake, wet clothes and sand don’t go together. Not to mention how the sun bleached everything out. Needless to say we quit doing that and now dry out clothes at the laundromat.

Every time we go into town we fill 5 gallon jugs of water. Right now this is our only water source.

Once the shower is built we will be hauling 300 gallons of water at a time that will mainly only be for the shower. We still need to purchase one more IBC tote that will remain in the 20 ft box trailer and be the water tank for the shower. We will have a 300 gallon tote in the pickup that we use to haul the water.

Since we have to haul all our water, we are not yet sure how we are going to run the shower. Do we add a charge per person for nightly stay, or once they are here they can purchase a shower? We kinda like the idea of waiting until they are here and can pay if they want a shower, as not everyone that stays will want a shower. Let us know what you think, and what you think would be a reasonable charge for a shower.

Ignore the heater in the photo I have not yet stored it for the summer, also the trash bags you see is our recycling*

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