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Self-Sufficient Shipping Container Sauna Box Will Get You Hot & Steamy
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On December 28, 2012 @ 1:30 pm In Architecture,Cargotecture,carousel showcase,Design,Environment,Gallery,Green Building,Zero energy | No Comments
If the holidays didn't result in exactly the present you wanted, you might want to save your money up for this - a self-sufficient shipping container Sauna Box. Designed by Canadian firm - Castor Design, the Sauna Box is a traditional wood-burning sauna built into an 8 ft mini shipping container. The redwood cedar sauna is fueled with a built-in stove, while a rooftop solar panel supplies a small amount of electricity for music and lights. The self-contained unit can be locked up when it's not in use and will only set you back $41,000 through Matter in NYC.
We first caught wind of the Sauna Box  back in 2005 and since then Castor has built a number of these custom units and updated them along the way. The Sauna Box is built within an 8x8x8 ft mini shipping container and includes insulation, western red cedar, the wood-fired stove and stove pipe out the roof and a door into the sauna. The new design also comes with an iPod stereo, electric guitar hook-up, a unique Castor stool, magnetic truck light, bronze antlers and a rooftop solar panel.
The off-grid unit is heated with wood and powered with the solar panel, making this sauna totally self sufficient. Close the cargo doors and your sauna is protected from the elements and safe while you’re not using it. Castor  can also customize the container sauna for your site. Drop it in your backyard, your remote cabin or maybe even on the roof of your building if it can handle the load. For just $41,000, the Sauna Box could be your ticket to relaxation.
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 Sauna Box: http://inhabitat.com/sauna-box/
 Castor: http://www.castordesign.ca/
 + Sauna Box at Matter: http://mattermatters.com/product.asp?id=1063
 Architizer: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dyn/70014/steamy-bliss-hidden-inside-a-shipping-container/
 Remodelista: http://remodelista.com/posts/holiday-gift-the-ultimate-sauna-portability-included
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