Someday, we’ll have time-traveling hot tubs. Trust. We saw it a movie.
The tub, which can heat up to 100 degrees in just two hours, warms up the contents of its 220-gallon-capacity interior by cycling water through metal coils wrapped around a wire basket containing burning firewood, a process that may look somewhat familiar to home brewers. The temperature in the 330-pound fiberglass tub can be regulated by raising or lowering the basket, and there’s a stainless steel windscreen panel to prevent the flames from disturbing your soak.
The $6,450 tub doesn’t have to be hooked up to a drain and is meant to be portable, so if you’ve got a big truck, looks like you’re about to make some friends wherever you go.
ALFI is getting a new shipment of the tubs in two weeks and if U.S. sales exceed expectations, the company may create a second model.