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A 12’x16′ cabin sauna that’s a lot more than just a cabin sauna

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.

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12′ x 16′ sauna building.



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.

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An authentic sauna hot room, with an authentic wood burning sauna.

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.

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Ladder leading to sleeping loft above hot room.

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.

a changing room that doubles as an "office" for a corporate foot soldier.
a changing room that doubles as an “office” for a corporate foot soldier battling from the trenches.

And check out this screened in porch.

Connecting the outside with the inside, this multi purpose structure may provide no better place to:

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taking in doses of nature in the screened in porch.
  1. 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.

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