Last week, a miniature house sold out in a matter of days on Amazon. It came with all the hardware you’d need to build it and claimed it would take two adults only 8 hours to finish it. A $7,000 guesthouse that could be built in a day? It ain’t Rome but it’ll keep the in-laws out of the house.
Allwood, the folks behind the instant guesthouse, also happen to manufacture wood-fired saunas. Once you get into saunas, it’s hard to remember a time when they weren’t part of your life. Sure, you can spend $200 for a personal sauna that makes you look like an animated cooler bag, but with Allwood’s DIY sauna, your house will be that much closer to feeling like a spa.
This barrel sauna is 6’8 in diameter and should comfortably sit up to four adults. Made with Nordic Spruce wood, the barrel shape claims to maximize air and heat circulation for a more efficient energy consumption.
With a $4,950 price tag, you bet it ships free. The 1,500-pound package comes with all the bits and bobs you’ll need to set it up: roof shingles, support cradles so the sauna is elevated from the ground, a sauna heater and stones, a stainless steel chimney, seating, and a tinted glass door.
Let’s face it, some folks only go to the gym and workout so they can use the sauna. This seems like a beneficial and productive incentive system: go the gym, reward yourself with sauna time. But with an at-home sauna, you don’t have to pretend to like the gym anymore.