Sweat it Out: A Treehouse Sauna

We've all heard of treehouse hotels thanks to posts like this. But this one is a new idea to me: escaping to a treehouse sauna!

Saunas always seem to me heavy, monolithic, and earth-bound with their heavy log exteriors and dark, seemingly ancient interiors. Here's what happens when you take a sauna and put it in a tree (well, actually among many trees, though initial concept sketches had visitors climbing up into it much like a treehouse).

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That's what's been done at the Treehotel, a stylish and contemporary Swedish escape: A sauna has been constructed that is located out in the woods and is spread out on two levels, including a hot tub and area for just relaxing.

Images: Treehotel

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.