These DIY Backyard Saunas Start at Under $5,000 & Can Be Built By 2 People

published Oct 30, 2019
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When you’re desperately in need of some rest and relaxation, you just might go over the edge while waiting on a spa appointment or searching for a last-minute travel deal. Sure, a glass of vino might do the trick temporarily, but here’s an even better alternative with more long-term results: a cozy outdoor sauna that can be placed right in your garden.

It sounds like a dream, but BZB Cabins and Outdoors can bring this steam-filled, soothing fantasy to life with their signature eco-friendly saunas that are designed to be easily assembled by the customer. 

Each ready-to-assemble sauna kit is manufactured in Europe and includes high-quality Nordic Spruce that allows for ample insulation. The models are available in a variety of shapes, from barrel and igloo to oval and house-shaped. If the thought of building your own sauna causes you to break out in an anxiety-induced sweat, save the perspiration for your steam sesh because BZB assures customers that the assembly process is easy, even for the “least hammer savvy” individuals.  The entire process only takes two adults and can be completed in a few days. In the event that construction problems arise, the company’s assembly team is available to assist.

According to the website, model prices range from $4,990 to $14,950.  Options include the single-room DIY Barrel Sauna W20, which accommodates four people. The kit includes seats, doors and electric or wood-fired heating systems. Customers can also select their window styles (round, square or half-moon), water tank size (13.2 gallon/50 L or 15.85 gallon/60 L), sauna oil and headrests.

On the higher end, there are more spacious options like the Prefab Wooden Sauna Kit Viking 4 ($8,825), which can be built as a three-room sauna with a loft or used with an upgrade kit to create a personal sauna.

For more information on BZB saunas, check out the buyers guide and model photos and details on the company website.