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Natural Home Bath of the Year 2007: The Art of the Bath

A California couple's off-the-grid home includes a bathroom that showcases its artist owner's handmade designs and recycled materials.



Nina sculpted the shower out of red-tinted mortar, which is much like concrete but made with a finer grain. Where the mortar cracked as it dried, Nina patched it with a soft-looking black grout.
Photo By John Durant
Nina's artistic bathroom incorporates many unique elements made of reused items--such as a cotton-swab holder fashioned from a dried gourd.
Photo By John Durant
Water flows from the three-sided sink into the shower, where it then drains into a graywater system that irrigates the yard.
Photo By John Durant
Homeowner Nina Karavasiles
Photo By John Durant











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