Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Summer sauna taking shape

Our long-awaited sauna is complete - at least on paper! With careful preparation and lots of work, it will hopefully be ready by the end of the summer. Tucked away between pine trees and with a prime view of the lake, it will be a desired place for late summer evenings. Designing a sauna is a bit like designing the interior of a boat; a lot of function has to fit into a limited space. Challenging! And while the actual sauna leaves little room for decorative embellishments, the adjacent change room is more flexible in this regard. This, of course, triggers the imagination of a design enthusiast like myself; I can already envision the room's white-washed walls, blue towels neatly piled up on a shelf, and little lantern in the window, telling visitors that the heat is on...

Stay tuned for pictures and stories as the building takes shape!


  1. You paint a lovely picture of what is to come for your sauna. Who did the design sketches you have posted? They look very professional.

  2. Hi Anonymous and thank you for your comment! The sketches are done in Google Sketchup (, which is a free 3D design software. It's great for trying out different design options. My husband did the sauna sketches, but we worked together on the design. I'm glad you like it!


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