There is something cozy and fun about an outdoor sauna building.
Steps out one’s back door sits a separate structure just waiting to help in one’s quest for health and wellness. A retreat. A small building where inside, chilling out in the changing room, we are only a couple steps from everything we need: a hook for our towel, the table for our drink and the cribbage board, and the handle for re-entering the hot room when it’s time.
This vibe of small, functional, and simplistic is much akin to the Tiny House Movement.
Jeff Hill and I discovered this 20 years ago. I built my 12’x16′ sauna guest cabin with multi function in mind. We called it the “insta-cabin”. Back then, we didn’t know what a tiny house was. We’re not sure there was even a tiny house 20 years ago. But Jeff and I understood the value of simplicity. Less space offering more relaxation and a comfy vibe.
And today, Jeff has propelled these principles with a new concept in Northern Minnesota:
“Providing sustainable community living for people who value affordable shelter…”
- More and more people are concerned about our environment, and how to live better.
- Millennials want to pay for experiences, not for things.
- A Tiny Village has minimal land and environmental impact.
- A community like this will have a community sauna and how cool is that?