Mum-of-seven Constance Hall reveals how she built a luxury homemade spa for just $530 – saving thousands on decking, taps and a bath
- Constance Hall, who is based in Perth, Western Australia, has built a luxury spa
- The outdoor design was perfect by her husband and handyman Denim Cooke
- The 36-year-old mother found an older model bath, taps and timber for the deck
- A drain from the spa empties into the garden so it also feeds the plants
Mother-of-seven Constance Hall has put her husband to work to build a luxury ‘spa’ in their backyard – and the finished product only cost her $530.
Admitting that she ‘always wanted a pool as a kid’ the 36-year-old from Perth, Western Australia, downgraded her dreams and settled on an outdoor bath that her tribe could enjoy during the summer months.
‘I have always wanted a pool but the older I got the more self aware I became and apparently they are hard work,’ Constance wrote in a post addressed to her 1.3million followers.
Mother-of-seven Constance Hall has invested the help of her husband to build a luxury spa in their backyard – and the finished product only cost $530
How did she create the outdoor bath area?
* The second bath was $100
* The timber for the deck was $150
* The pipes were $50 and joinery was $40
* The golden taps were $140
* The stain for the timber was $50
Describing their house as perched on a ‘small block’, Constance said her family – which includes Billie-Violet, Arlo-Love, twins Rumi and Snow, and Raja, as well as step-kids Zeyke and Sunny – already has a pond full of fish but she just wanted ‘something to hop in’.
Denim told her that traditional spas require the testing of chlorine and can get ‘pretty rank’, which all sounded ‘quite scientific’ to the free-spirited mum.
‘In fact most spas look like sperm refuges once you know what takes place in them,’ she added.
Aside from this, keeping a spa running outside is very expensive.
Denim told her that traditional spas require the testing of chlorine and can get ‘pretty rank’, which all sounded ‘quite scientific’ to the free-spirited mum
So instead, they started saving up for an outdoor bathtub which could double as a ‘spa’ if you plugged the drain with Denim more than happy to take control of the program.
Sharing a photo of the result, Constance said the best part about the ‘spa’ was the price – as they forked out just $530 for the entire renovation.
‘The second bath was $100, the timber for the deck was $150, the pipes were $50 and the joins that connect the pipes to the taps were $40,’ she said.
They splashed out on the golden taps, which were $140, and the stain for the timber was a reasonable $50.
The family home is a hippie oasis and plenty of followers were hoping Constance would share more images of it now
The drain empties into the garden giving their drought-ravaged backyard and welcome water, while also cleaning the children at the same time
The drain empties into the garden giving their drought-ravaged backyard and welcome water, while also cleaning the children at the same time.
‘I’m so proud of my husband… bathtime just got so much more fun,’ she said.
Her fans were astounded by the updated deck and many of them shared images of their own designs.
‘I did the same with a cast iron ball claw foot bath. It is so big and luxurious and only cost me $60 on Gumtree. I fill it up with the garden hose and it drains into the garden… it’s the best thing ever,’ one woman wrote.
‘Dammit! My mum and dad just got rid of an old corner bath. That’s a fantastic idea,’ said another.
A third added: ‘I love how limitations make us resourceful and imaginative! Looks beautiful!’