I bathe outside in the forest – I have a clever way to heat it quickly, I'm so excited to try it in winter | The Sun

A NATURE lover has taken her passion in an unusual direction.

She likes to take a steaming hot bath in the middle of a forest and has found a clever way of heating the water quickly.

She was so enthusiastic about al fresco bathing that she was even excited about trying it out in the winter.

It's an obvious extension of Renee Nature Mom's (@nznaturemum) passion for New Zealand's wilderness areas.

Over 112,000 follow her on TikTok and her adventures in her homeland.

“Hiking mom, gardener, and urban homestead beginner," is how she describes herself on her platform.

In this post, she invited viewers into her forest wash area: "Outdoor bath time."

In a clearing in some woods, a cast iron bath was positioned ready for Renee.

Seasoned wood supplies were abundant and it was going to be needed.

There was no hot water supply on tap in this green haven.

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Once the bath had been filled, it was covered to trap the heat, and a fire lit underneath it – this was going to heat the water.

“Heats up really quick with the cover on. One hour and it’s ready."

To stop her butt burning she had even made wooden seats to sit on in the bath.

“But I usually let the fire go out and cool down and then you don’t have to sit on the seats," she wrote.

Once the sun had gone down, candles were lit and positioned around the bathing area ready for the most romantic and evocative of bath times.

As far as Renee was concerned, this was a year-round activity.

“Obsessed with this outdoor bathtub in the bush lately. So excited for winter baths," she said.

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