At-Home Escapes: Finnish Saunas

At-Home Escapes: Finnish Saunas

Rachael Grad
Jul 31, 2009

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)

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