A cordwood house is made using round, unmilled wood that is stacked on top of each other. It is sometimes called "stackwall" or "stovewood" and is a form of construction that consists of laying whole or split wood, width-wise in a bed of mortar.
A 'real' sauna. They're the ultimate escape — pitch black inside, except for the tiny slit of light pouring through the opening where steam escapes. The experience is not about fashion, design, or even beauty. It's primal and it's about the soul .
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.