It’s odd to me that saunas haven’t really become mainstream in Boston and the rest of New England. Our winters are pretty similar to Finland. If you’ve tried an authentic sauna you know how much of a godsend it can be in the dead of a cold winter. I guess New Englanders are just more into hot tub life?
Mobile Sauna Roof and Siding On (Photos)
Mobile sauna roof and siding on!
Making my Mobile Sauna Walls Stronger with OSB Sheathing
Recently I decided to add OSB sheathing to my mobile sauna to increase the strength.
Redesigning my Mobile Sauna Roof Because it’s Too Tall
Over the weekend I got my sauna walls up, some house wrap and the rafters installed with hurricane strong ties. But it turns out I need to remove and redesign the roof. Luckily I only put the rafters on so it’s not a huge deal but it’s still another unexpected challenge.
Mobile Sauna Structural Integrity
My wife is an engineer and safety is her #1 priority for our mobile sauna build. Before putting the siding on our mobile sauna I decided to research how to make it a bit safer.
Inexpensive, Thick and Easy-to-Install Sauna Windows
I got a tiny house for my sauna build. It came with two vinyl casement windows, perfect for the changing room since they open and have screens.
Increasing my Mobile Sauna Wall Height
Following Sauna Times build plans, the ideal sauna ceiling height is 7 feet. Sometimes 7 feet, 6 inches. Any shorter and you won’t get proper Löyly (steam).
Investing Another $900 into my Mobile Sauna Trailer
I bought a 6×12 deck-over aluminum trailer for $500 only to realize it needed new everything; spending $1,723 on 2 new axles, 4 new leaf springs, and 4 new wheels for a total of $2,223 invested. Now I’m realizing I need to invest another $900 to make it road worthy. It’s not the end of the world because a deck-over aluminum trailer this size would be at least $4,000.
Update: The trailer is back and the repair ended up costing only $622. Big shout out to Woodward’s in Brockton MA!
I Got a $5,900 Tiny House for my Mobile Sauna for $500 — Just One Catch
With all of the public saunas closed during the pandemic, my wife and I decided to build our own. Then we decided to make it mobile. I bought a trailer for $500 and put nearly $2,000 into it, blowing over half of the budget. After buying a stove for $799 I knew I’d have to get creative with less than $1,000 left in the budget.
Mobile Sauna Stove for $799
For sauna lovers in the USA, the Kuuma stove is basically the Macbook Pro of wood-fired sauna stoves. I’d love to get one for my mobile sauna but to stay on budget I decided to go with a $799 Karhu 16CK stove from Superior Saunas in Wisconsin.