September 24, 2014, Minneapolis, MN.
“We are 30 stoves behind”
explains an exasperated Daryl Lamppa, Lamppa Manufacturing, Tower, MN. “We are telling people not until January.” Daryl is an owner like no other: he not only dons the welding mask, but he is also the guy who answers the phone. “How many calls did you get yesterday?” I ask. “oh… I think about 5.” A few get upset, he says, but most reside themselves to patience.
With the cool of autumn at our heels, sauna building takes on a heated pace.
As fall approaches, many folks get squirrel like in their behavior, preparing for the impending winter. But this fall, there’s something even more frenzied in the air. Is it a harsh reminder of last year’s brutal winter? Is the slick marketing of infrared light bulb closets getting folks interested in finding the real thing? Could the popularity of Hot Yoga be the gateway drug to authentic sauna? It could be a combination of all these things PLUS the simple realization that the health and wellness of sauna is well worth the investment.
Saunatimes’ “Build Your Own Sauna” ebook is flying off the desktops.
“I know of at least 8 folks building their own saunas right now” explains Glenn Auerbach, ebook author and founder of Saunatimes. “It is a joy to help folks realize their AUTHENTIC sauna dreams” he explains. There is encouragement all over this website, preaching such virtues as outdoor, well insulated, chill out zone, proper stove, etc. Folks are getting it and
it’s exciting to realize that the AUTHENTIC sauna cat is finally out of the bag.