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Not Your Mama’s Jacuzzi


If the words “hot tub” conjure up images of tanning beds, faux wood saunas and other 80s-era home luxuries, then you haven’t seen Hammacher Schlemmer’s portable wood-burning model. Handmade in the Netherlands, this version is super sleek, requires no electricity, hot water or plumbing, and offers soaking space for up to four adults. The science behind it is simple: Once the basin is filled to its 200-gallon capacity, water flows from the tub’s lower pipe into a stainless steel heating coil full of burning wood, where it circulates naturally (remember convection?), emptying hot water back into the tub through the top pipe. As if that’s not awesome enough, it also has a built-in cup holder.

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