On our recent tour of the Finnish Embassy we saw the traditional log sauna in the Embassy basement, which is used by employees. In Finland, there are 2.5 million saunas for 5 million people and saunas are everywhere– in homes, in corporate offices, even in Parliament. Saunas are a traditional family activity and an important cultural institution in Finland; a way to enjoy nature and community.
Shown here are photos of the wood sauna in the Embassy of Finland in Washington, DC, which was made through environmentally-friendly building (like the rest of the Embassy). Do you have a sauna at home? If not, would you want a sauna at home?
Related posts from Apartment Therapy and beyond:
• Sneak Peak: Inside DC Embassies and Ambassadorial Residences
• Finnish Saunas from wikipedia
• The Delights of the Sauna from Visit Finland
• The Embassy of Finland in Washington, DC
(Images: Rachael Grad)