The HotTug: A Hot Tub in a Tug Boat
Sometimes we come across something so ridiculous, genius, awesome, and insane that it can’t quite fit into the BritList. The Hottug is one of those items, and it definitely made us look.
Sure, we’ve seen hot tubs on giant cruise ships and even yachts, but a boat whose primary purpose is to be a hot tub that floats? Wow. Just. Wow.
But how does it work? It carries 2,000 liters of water and typically takes about 2 hours to fill. Unless you call the fire department, in which case it probably just takes a few minutes. It is heated via a wood stove located at the front of the boat. It takes about 2.5 hours to get the water to 100 degrees F, making it about 4 hours of prep time.
What’s really cool about the stove is that you simply use normal logs to make a fire! So cool.
You can fit from 6-8 people on a normal day, if you’re feeling extremely friendly maybe 10.
Finally, how much does it cost? To get the full package with an integrated electric motor, batteries, charger, and wood burning heat, you’re looking at around $22K. If you’ve got a wood burning heater (wait, you do?) and an outboard engine, you can snag just the glass fiber shell for around $12K. Dock it just like any other boat!
And if you’re in Holland, you can rent a HotTug!! Looks like we know where the Brit + Co. Holiday Offsite is going to be… ;)
What do you think of the HotTug? Genius, ridiculous, or a clever combo of both? Talk to us in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!