September 12, 2019
From Minnesota to Maine, Britain to the Baltics, a massive independent fleet of mobile saunas are being constructed and activated, all in the spirit of bringing good sauna to people in very cool places. How is it that the mobile sauna revolution is happening right now?
Both evolution and innovation thrive in collaborative networks where opportunities for serendipitous connections exist. Great discoveries often evolve as slow hunches, maturing and connecting to other ideas over time.-Steven Johnson, “Where Good Ideas Come From”
We have Justin Juntunen who has “Finnished” the framing stage of his Cedar & Stone Mobile Sauna installation, which promises to be deployed and activated for locals and tourists in Duluth Minnesota, “Sauna Capital of the United States!”.
Further North, Fortune Bay Resort and Casino has constructed their mobile sauna, where folks can “try their luck” with cool downs along the shores of Lake Vermilion.
In Minneapolis, a fitness gym crew, with a bent towards thermogenesis wellness, are in the midst of building their wood fired trailer sauna for parking lot and frozen lake deployments.
At 4700 Nicollet Ave., South Stokeyard Outfitters, saunatimes, and Custom Mobile Sauna‘s have turned a decomissioned power station into a pop-up Mobile Sauna village and show room where two of Stokeyard Custom Mobile Saunas are activated. You can read a recent article about sweating at The Yard here.
The budding Mobile Sauna building business, Custom Mobile Saunas, is currently “4-6 weeks out in production” says Eric Bongard, founder, as he checks with his build team between welding mobile sauna frames.
The 612 Sauna Society is gearing up for its second season, deployed outside the Trailhead, Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. “After a hike, mountain bike, or ski through the old growth park trails, at Theo Wirth, you come upon a beautiful view of the Minneapolis skyline, then look down into the foreground to see folks cooling down outside the 612 sauna, and i’m just in awe of how beautiful our city is, and how wonderful it is to exercise in Nature, then sauna” declares Glenn Auerbach, board member, 612 Sauna Society.
Further East, The Little Red Sauna has been completed! This is Maine’s first wood-fired mobile sauna, and beckons not to be the last.
Even more further East, we have the just completed barrel sauna, thanks to Lewis Jenkinson’s Regener8saunas. Lewis is keen to deploy his new mobile sauna to help others with “mental chilling out” and decompression from our busy lives.
Brighton Beach Box wood fired sauna and spa is turning blistery cool Brighton evenings into warm community gathering wellness thermogenesis activations, thanks to their wood fired sauna.
And not to be outdone, the Finnish Sauna Society, Helsinki, Finland, has commissioned their own mobile sauna, to complement their 7 fixed saunas, most of which are smoke saunas.
Like a candle that lights another candle, spreading the goodness of authentic sauna, with really good heat to others mobile in really cool places,
Saunatimes started their own mobile sauna revolution in 2010, and it’s been a joy to see the wave swell. The rising sauna tide is lifting all these mobile sauna boats. The collaboration between collaborators has been wonderful to be a part of.