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a good old sauna. Finlandia style...in the woods, heated up by a wood burner instead of electricity, with a nearby lake to take a skinny dip in,with a good cold beer to sip,... haaaaa could go right now.

In Finland saunas are a way of life. In a country of roughly 5 million people you will find million saunas.

saunavihta/saunavasta

Ready for sauna, birch twigs with fresh leaves to gently slap the back for a wonderful feeling

Urnatur in Sweden via Desgintripper

A little cabin in the woods. I know it's not a tree house, but it is in the woods.

A modern master's sauna  Famed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto's 1954 savusauna is traditional in form, with subtle modernist touches: the logs are tapered to create the gently pitched roof, and the footprint isn't square, but trapezoidal.

A modern master's sauna Famed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto's 1954 savusauna is traditional in form, with subtle modernist touches: the logs are tapered to create the gently pitched roof, and the footprint isn't square, but trapezoidal.

Sauna

Elements of warming authentic Finnish sauna = kiuas + kindling + fuel (larger pieces of wood) + matches + a few pufs of air + patience.

Sauna Water Bucket by cabin9, via Flickr

Water Bucket, ladle and Vihta / Vasta in sauna. Vihta or Vasta is in english birch whisk used in sauna. The use of Vihta or Vasta is slap repeatedly our bodies. That aids your circulatory system, cleans and refresh your skin and it& also like a massage.

The finnish way to sauna [sow-na]

Martta Wendelin was a Finnish artist whose work was widely used to illustrate fairy tales and books, postcards, school books, magazine and book covers.

This body brush is designed for brushing and exfoliating the skin, before or during bathing. The wood is oil treated making it durable for use in the bathroom, or as it is made in Sweden in the sauna.

Body Brush

This Swedish body brush is designed for brushing and exfoliating the skin, before or during bathing. The wood is oil treated making it durable for use in the bathroom, or sauna.