Going Off-Grid with an AlumiTubs Wood-Fired Hot Tub

A classic cedar design rooted in Canadian heritage, AlumiTubs are built with a marine-grade aluminum interior for the functions cabin owners need, with the freedom to take it wherever your adventures lead you.

Like an AlumiTubs wood-fired hot tub, an off-grid cabin is the perfect refuge from life's constant demands. It's a place to unplug and unwind, a place to appreciate the simple tasks and pleasures of life, a place to slow down and be present. Which is why we think they’re a match made in backcountry heaven. 

Whether it's set deep in the woods, perched on a dock at the lake, towed behind an ATV to a backcountry escape, island-bound via tugboat, helicoptered to a remote campsite, or simply tucked away in a dreamy backyard, an AlumiTubs hot tub is made to go wherever you go.

So if you're an off-grid cabin owner who's dreamed about adding a hot tub to your slice of paradise, here's why our tubs are an ideal addition to your property.

The Look

Sure, we may be biased but the photogenic allure of a cedar-clad wood-fired hot tub is almost as appealing as a soak in one. Almost. The timeless aesthetic of an AlumiTubs wood-fired hot tub fits a wide variety of landscapes and design styles, whether you own a mountaintop Scandinavian-style modern cabin or a rustic, Boho-inspired glamping tent perched right at the water's edge.

A dreamy boho-inspired off-grid cabin with an AlumiTubs wood-fired hot tub.

The Water Use 

AlumiTubs hot tubs were designed with cabin owners in mind. Most recreational properties don’t have water to spare, and if you're like us, you don't want to spend your downtime on a complicated hot tub set up or cleaning your tub in between every use. 

AlumiTubs can be filled with salt or freshwater. We recommend switching out your water every four or five uses, but you can always sustain the lifespan of your water by treating it with chemicals. Once you're ready to swap out the water, you can easily neutralize any chemicals you did add before reusing the water for your garden or in your rainwater collection. 

Our aluminum marine-grade liner means your AlumiTubs wood-fired hot tub can be used with saltwater.

The Marine-Grade Lining 

AlumiTubs are built to be portable and lightweight. The marine grade aluminum foundation for our hot tub means you can fill it from any available water source, and ensures no water is lost through leakage like traditional wooden tubs. A marine lining also makes maintenance a breeze. Unlike cedar-lined hot tubs, which need extra scrubbing to clean your tub, all you have to do is wipe down the lining and cedar bench whenever you refresh the water. 

Josh, owner and operator of AlumiTubs, prepares an AlumiTubs to be shipped.

The Power (aka No Electricity Needed)

We know that most off-grid cabins rely on solar power or generators, which means a wood-fired hot tub is likely your only option. But not all wood-fired tubs are created equal. We're proud of the fact that AlumiTubs wood-fired hot tubs can stand up to the rigour of remote living (even our first customers in 2002 still have their AlumiTubs today!), and we think the patina on the cedar cladding only gets better with age. An AlumiTubs hot tub is durable, built to last and made in the Pacific Northwest—so we know a thing or two about weather. If you don't believe us, head over to our reviews page to see what our customers have to say.

An AlumiTubs wood-fired hot tub is heated only by fire, making them a practical choice for off-grid cabins and remote vacation properties.

The Portability 

Weighing in at just over 200 pounds (without water, of course), an AlumiTubs wood-fired hot tub is easy to transport, whether it's by pickup, boat, or helicopter (if it's the last option, just make sure to save us a seat). 

Is your off-grid destination accessible by road? Roll the tub in the back of your truck using 2x6's with cleats, tie it down with ratchet straps, and head to the cabin, campsite, beach—you name it.  When you get there, put your 2x6's with cleats on the tailgate, roll it off with the help of another person onto a flat surface, assemble, fill the tub, light the fire, and enjoy the great outdoors while you soak your worries away. 

An AlumiTubs wood-fired hot tub getting transported by boat.

Have a boat-accessible cabin? We've got you covered. AlumiTubs aluminum foundation is buoyant in water, which means you can tow it behind a boat to your off-grid retreat. Roll your tub to your desired spot, assemble, fill the tub—well, you know the drill. 

(If you don't need the extra insulating properties of the cedar cladding, your tub requires literally no time spent on assembly, other than popping the chimney in.)

Our number one tip for transporting your hot tub? Don't forget the firewood. Or the refreshments.

Reserve your AlumiTubs' wood-fired hot tub and make your off-grid cabin dreams come true.