#architecture : Partisans' lakeside sauna takes the form of a cavernous wooden grotto

Partisans' lakeside sauna takes the form of a cavernous wooden grotto

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.

Finnish Sauna 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 entrance to the smoke sauna door. The door handle is a moose antler. Note the birch whisk (vihta) hanging on the wall, with which we smote ourselves! In the heat of the sauna, the vihta produces a wonderful herbal smell.

The entrance to the smoke sauna door. The door handle is a moose antler. Note the birch whisk (vihta) hanging on the wall, with which to smote oneself! In the heat of the sauna, the vihta produces a wonderful herbal smell.

I dont know what the diameter on this is but it gives you an idea of the seats are like inside the barrel without arched seatbacks.

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I dont know what the diameter on this is but it gives you an idea of the seats are like inside the barrel without arched seatbacks.

Made in Finland.

vihta, vasta is used in traditional sauna-bathing for massage and stimulation of…

Sometimes people make a vasta (or vihta); they tie together small fresh birch branches (with leaves on) and swat themselves and their fellow sauna bathers with it. Vihtas can even be bought from a shop and stored into a freezer for later (winter) use. Using a vasta improves blood circulation, and its birch odour is considered pleasing.

Sometimes people make a vasta (or vihta); they tie together small fresh birch…

Myynnissä - Omakotitalo, Vakkola, Askola: 4h, k, s, khh, kph, var, autot - Katajatie 11, 07500 Askola - Uudenmaan Viva Oy LKV, Suur-Helsinki...

Myynnissä - Omakotitalo, Vakkola, Askola: 4h, k, s, khh, kph, var, autot - Katajatie 11, 07500 Askola - Uudenmaan Viva Oy LKV, Suur-Helsinki...


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