Along the Eastern shores of Pine Island, Lake Vermilion, in Northern Minnesota
there sits a 12’x16′ sauna tuck within the landscape amongst the Birch and Pine trees.
Being on an island, electrical service is not always reliable. Imagine a cold winter day, cross country skiing from mainland and realizing there is no power. Danger. But not dangerous with a candle in the changing room window and a wood burning sauna stove. Now you have a health and wellness winter retreat.
This sauna is much more than a sauna. Imagine this same cold winter’s night. Sub zero temperatures creeping in and making sleeping miserable. Not so with this sauna. Above the hot room is a cozy warm sleeping area, reachable by this hand made ladder.
But that’s not all.
The changing room has an old school table/desk area. Thanks to cell phone coverage and interweb access, the sauna structure doubles as a super chill office retreat. One can set up their work station here. Windows all around to take in the beauty and brilliance of nature.
And check out this screened in porch.
Connecting the outside with the inside, this multi purpose structure may provide no better place to:
- welcome the morning – as a guest cabin.
decompress from a conference call – as an office or
chill out between sauna rounds – as a sauna.
I don’t care what the building inspector calls it. This sauna building is a lot more than a sauna.