Deer Isle Hostel
        Taking a Shower
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The shower facility the Deer Isle Hostel is definitely one-of-a-kind!  If you can picture a small open-air building with sides and  a faucet that can be turned on to produce water to fill a sprinkling can, you can picture the “shower!”

Good-natured Dennis shared quite a few smiles as he explained the process of showering at the hostel.  He designed the system so a pipe carrying water runs through the interior of a naturally heat-producing compost pile outside the shower.  The concentrated heat inside the compost takes the chill out of the water.  The hostel is only open from June through September, so frozen pipes are fortunately a non-issue.