I have yet to run into one person who hasn’t balked at the thought of showering in a sink. Even van dwellers—people who are already used to atypical thinking and living—think I’m crazy. And maybe I am, but if I’m going to live in a van then showering in a giant sink really does seem to make sense to me. Because that’s all a bathtub really is anyway, right?
Let’s just talk about the giant elephant in the room. As I understand it, the concern is preparing food and washing dishes in the same area that one washes one’s bottom, is that correct? Well, I don’t know about you, but when I prepare food, it never touches the sink. And when I wash dishes, after I rinse them, they never touch the sink either. And when I shower I really don’t rub my bottom all over everything. So I’m not convinced that the sanitation concern is valid one.
Or is the concern about the feet? In that case, I have a surprise for you—sometimes, when I’m feeling really spunky, I wash my feet in my kitchen sink. Sometimes I wash my dog in the kitchen sink—and sometimes I wash her bottom and her feet in the kitchen sink! Neither of us has died yet so I really do think it’ll be okay.
And just in case you’re not convinced, maybe you’ll rest easier knowing that I plan to wipe the sink down after every shower with some vinegar (I use vinegar instead of chemical cleaners).
The sink is from Ikea, by the way. I plan to get a nifty faucet with a pull-out sprayer that can be used as a shower head. A shower curtain with the edges tucked inside the bowl will keep water from getting everywhere. I’m quite surprised that no van dweller (that I know of) has done this yet. Maybe they all know something that I don’t. Hm.