RC-1 Rain Collector

I love it when people take something that is universally U-G-L-Y and make it better. We spend so much time in our gardens – what makes manufacturers think that we want to look at a hunk of green (or black) plastic where our water butt must go?

We don’t. We want to look at this beautiful creation instead. It’s not a water butt, it’s a rain collector. Therein, lies the difference.

I want one!

7 Responses to “RC-1 Rain Collector”

  1. Dawn/LittleGreenFingerson 07 Oct 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Very pretty but I fear it would just make the rest of my garden look a bit like the ugly stepsisters next to Cinderella by comparison.

    I have, however, invested in a lovely wooden decommissioned wine barrel converted to a water butt – combining my environmental credentials with my love of drink.

  2. Emon 07 Oct 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Wow, really nice. Quite pricey, but I guess it’s a bit of art at the same time. The pattern looks like it’s from the 50s or something. Would work well in a terrace with no hiding places for big plastic butts!

  3. Susanon 08 Oct 2009 at 12:56 pm

    I don’t think I’ll be bothering at that price either; I’ll stick with the buckets lying around the garden that collect rain for me. Dawn’s barrel sounds nice.

  4. Darren (Green Change)on 26 Oct 2009 at 10:02 pm

    That looks flimsy, is very expensive, and only holds 170 L. It’s not that attractive, really, either – it looks like something my grandma would buy from those cheapo mail-order catalogues.

    Personally, I’d just go with a 220 L recycled olive barrel or similar for $25. If you think it’s ugly, either screen it or paint it!

  5. willson 28 Oct 2009 at 11:19 pm

    I’m not keen on the water collector but they do a good value poly tunnel! better on the allotment than in the garden though I think.

  6. Rosemaryon 02 Nov 2009 at 9:10 am

    Give me the wooden barrel every time !!! I have bought 3 ex wine barrels this summer,together with the 2 ex whisky barrels we have had for several years didn’t cost as much as the item above and much more pleasing.

  7. Lisaon 05 Aug 2011 at 2:08 pm

    We live near Wine Country in Northern California. We have a Mediterranean climate, so there’s no rain at all, except in the winter. However, we collect “grey water” in a re-purposed wine barrel.