Traditional Sauna Cabins

Traditional Sauna Cabins

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Regina Yunghans
Jul 25, 2011

When it comes to tradition, there are saunas and then there are the real saunas. The former are pre-manufactured units fit into hotels, spas, and apartment buildings. The latter are sauna cabins that have been around for eons and are a true escape:

Pictured above are some of the best examples of traditional sauna cabins we found around the web. Their walls are thick, solid logs that hold the heat in. There are certainly no controls or switches associated with these babies.

They're the ultimate escape — pitch black inside, except for the tiny slit of light pouring through the opening where steam escapes. The experience is not about fashion, design, or even beauty. It's primal and it's about the soul.

Images: Pentti Kallinen/yle.fi, Spacious Planet, Hanka Homestead

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