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Backyard sauna inspector makes a surprise check in for an unsuspecting sauna builder

So, I wake up one recent morning with the following email:

“I have a strange request. I realize you also live in South Minneapolis. Can you come over and sign your ebook for my husband?”

I thought this was a great request!  Even better, we came up with a scheme that I would show up in their backyard and pretend to be a city building inspector.

Let’s check out the surprise visit (with subtitles!):

(video courtesy of Ceri’s daughter Amelie):

After the muse, we stepped into Ceri’s family sauna which was still warm from a sauna session the night before.

Signing Ceri’s printed copy of “Sauna Build, from Start to Finnish” ebook.

And once everything settled down, we got to meet the entire family and learn a bit more about their authentic backyard sauna build project:

“You have created something that your whole family is going to enjoy.  And for many years to come.”  The list is long as to how an authentic backyard sauna gives us so much more than warmth.  List, as most of us know and experience, includes:

  • A healthy family connect – activity
  • Relaxation and rejuvenation
  • An extension and utilization of a neglected corner of our property
  • An open door to the appreciation of Nature and fresh air

All this 15 steps out our back door, yet provides an experience akin to a long journey, without getting into the car.

Ceri wife Allison took a photo of us outside their outdoor backyard sauna retreat, after all the joking had passed.

Backyard South Minneapolis Minnesota sauna build

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6 thoughts on “Backyard sauna inspector makes a surprise check in for an unsuspecting sauna builder”

  1. Ha! Great Job Glenn!!!!

    Congratulations to Ceri and family for the great sauna build. Now you can truly enjoy this cold weather we are having. 🙂

  2. Looking to build a backyard sauna in Minnetonka. Does SaunaTimes have a list of contractors in the Twin Cities that have experience? I just ordered the “Build Your Own” off the website for $20 and I may consider doing on my own. We just completed a backyard fireplace, bocce court and hot tub patio. All that remains to be done is a wood-burning sauna, but I may need some help!

  3. Hi Bobby:

    You live in an ideal spot, and asked the right person! Happy to help, and sending you a separate email. Very warm regards, g.

  4. Just finished my own backyard sauna. So appreciative of SaunaTimes for the solid instructions which allowed me to Finnish a dream! I love pulling into the driveway and seeing our new sauna…..makes me look forward to the coming winter! While cutting firewood today, I couldn’t help but dream about the heat…….thanks Glenn!

  5. Hi- I’ve enjoyed my backyard sauna for 22 years. 15kw tylo Deluxe 10. Heater finally lost 2 elements. Electrician suggested new unit. (Same electrician that installed original). I found one at “Almost Heaven Sauna” He had a Tylo Deluxe 11. got it – hooked it up and it kept tripping breaker. Salesman says to go without GFI- electrician thinks that’s a bad idea. I sent the heater back, waiting for my 1500 dollars after the “re-stocking fee”. I’ve seen people go pro and con about GFCI. Just wanted another opinion. Oh yeah the new Tylo is not UL listed and my electrician does not like that. Thanks for reading!! Steve Little in Vermont…waiting for return to my sauna!! Is there a good brand that will work here??

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