Wash your dirty laundry while simultaneously exercising!


Sometimes is hard to find time to exercise because of housework, but this piece of gym equipment gives you the opportunity to do two things at once: wash your laundry and get fit. This bike was developed by Chinese designers and it incorporates a washing machine within its front wheel, thus also saving space. When you start pedaling, it makes the drum to rotate, just like a conventional washing machine. However, the designers failed to mention if the bike will automatically fill and drain with water.

  • The Bike Washing Machine replaces the front wheel with a washing drum


The bike includes a generator which produces electricity that you can store for later, therefore being cost-effective. Its generator could become a reliable supply of energy if you live in an area without access to it.


At the Dalian Nationalities University, students are building a prototype of this bike. They said: Riding a bike is a popular exercise, but washing laundry is something that you might do on daily basis or at least once a week, unless you keep buying new clothes and underwear, so why not combine them into a single useful equipment/appliance?


A similar device was developed in 2011 by Richard Hewitt, a design student at Sheffield Hallam University.


Jog and wash at the same time!

If this device didn’t convince you, maybe one that combines a treadmill with a washing machine will do that.
This hamster wheel looking machine features a series of wash tubs enclosed within a large rotating wheel, which also generates electricity. A South Korean designer, named Si Hyeong Ryu, proposed this concept for the 2014 Electrolux Design Lab competition.

53 Responses to “Wash your dirty laundry while simultaneously exercising!”

  1. Munirah says:

    Interesting. So where is it sold online?

  2. Laura says:

    Students are building a prototype at Dalian Nationalities University according to the article.

  3. sabriena says:

    How much ??? And is this available to buy??

  4. Vanessa says:

    I want one! Where are they sold?

  5. eleanor says:

    I absolutely want to get one too , where can we buy it please? ?

  6. Daneel Olson says:

    I want one! Where can I get it? and How mutch?

  7. candace lange says:

    I want this right NOW

  8. Ethan evans says:

    I want 1

  9. JennieRae says:

    Would love to get one once all the bugs are worked ou, build away engineers 🙂 keep us updated <3

  10. dink says:

    How do you fill it with water and drain the water?

  11. Britt says:

    They had bicycles in the WW2 that were wired to generate electricity. Why not put prisoners on bicycles to generate power! Let them do something useful or create a laundry and earn money to run the prison instead of using taxes from honest people!

    • Anna Bender says:

      So you want the original treadmills brought back? (look it up).

    • Maureen Carroll says:

      Do you think Prisoners don’t work, There is PIA Prison Industry Authority, which sews the clothes they wear, the clothes that Firefighters where, and many other things. What makes you think they just sit on their ass. Go to prison and find out how they work.

    • Phil Watkins says:

      Let me guess …..maga.

    • Lolo says:

      We call unpaid workers without freedom slaves not prisoners.

    • DANIEL E WRIGHT says:

      Good Idea! That’s why it would nerver happen! Congress only passes Bills to raise their Salaries or other insane projects.

  12. Cora Marie says:

    I would buy both of these. Is there anywhere online to purchase these? Please let me know.

  13. Janette says:

    How does it dump out the water?

  14. sara says:

    Where can I get one and how much?

  15. Carole says:

    Awesome. I would get one of price not exorbitant.

  16. Pernille Frandsen says:

    please email me with a bike subject line

  17. Wendy says:

    Where can I buy n how much I live in Durban, Pinetown, South Africa

  18. Jaime says:

    Oh I’ve been in market for laundry set, and now I want this instead! Burn calories, and save money for beers! Lol

  19. Nicole Lynch says:

    Where do I get some of these???

  20. gwen james says:

    I don’t just want one I need one

  21. Chantal says:

    How much?

  22. Trev says:

    That would be good in college dorms

  23. David Smale says:

    Are these available in South Africa ?

  24. Ron pearson says:

    What’s the price. How do you get water in and out.

  25. Rivka Strom says:

    How is it filled and drained?

  26. Billy Ray Rose says:

    Wheres mine?
    How much?
    What about the wheel how much? What are the prices?

  27. Maureen Rae says:

    Please keep me informed I am interested

  28. laurie says:

    A new way to think of spinning for exercise! seriously how fast do you
    need to pedal to spin out the clothes?

  29. Karen Ginter says:

    Please let me know when/where these are available for purchase

  30. Shirley says:

    Price MUST be out of most peoples pocket book or they would give it.

  31. Ferris Craig says:

    Where can I buy the washer bike?

  32. Toby says:

    This would be cool, especially if as it says, it could also generate some electricity, which could then be used for a spin cycle (rider would be off bike and spin would be independent of the pedals to reduce hazard.)

  33. Kate says:

    Ok but…..unless you literally wash all your laundry by hand….how is this any different than putting a load of laundry in your washing machine, and then exercising? Why the hell would you buy something that can only wash laundry if you ride it….what if you wanted to do laundry when you went to the store? hahahaha so pointless. Lol clearly a millennial designed this…..

  34. Jamie says:

    Sweat and tears

  35. Jamie says:

    Sweat and tears ?

  36. Paula Marie says:

    Are these bikes available yet? To purchase?

  37. Sablam says:

    Sold on Amazon for $235.99

  38. Jenn says:

    Where would all the water go?

  39. Jeanine says:

    I want one

  40. Lynette S Price says:

    Please let me know when and where I can purchase one

  41. Shorty says:

    Does it Work with Zwift???

  42. Umesh Tamhane says:

    Excellent idea

  43. Molly says:

    I need one of these right now ! Good job this is perfect idea

  44. laurie says:

    how fast do you have to pedal to spin it out! i think my clothes would be sopping wet when
    they come out lol

  45. Rich says:

    I have been watching this device online litterally for years as I built my tiny house. The machine does not exist. It’s vaporware. It’s not available and as far as I can tell probably won’t be. It’s a concept and nothing more.

  46. Rachael smith says:

    Omg what a Pearler of an idea. I really want 1.

  47. Christi says:

    The treadmill was originally designed as punishment in prison. A lot of former ideas should be used today

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