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PREFAB FRIDAY: The SeaSauna
While prefab construction is just beginning to influence the building industry in the United States, there are considerably more offerings for such ventures in Europe. Take for instance, Ari Leinonon’s SeaSauna: now built by Swedish prefab manufacturer Modern Living, the project was originally designed for the architect’s parents as the optimal way to experience the sauna.
The SeaSauna comes either as a kit or as a fully assembled unit, and can also be purchased with optional pontoon-like attachments, enabling the structure to float peacefully in the water.
As best as we can tell from the Swedish site, the sauna is built with a glue-lam type structure which resists the rigors of water and steam. Clad in alder wood, the sauna is available in three sizes, starting at around $30,000 for the 200 sq-ft model plus shipping and assembly. And while that may seem a bit high for a wood box, let’s face it: if you’re in the market for a floating sauna, you probably aren’t strapped for cash in the first place!
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