a "savusauna" -- a smoke sauna.  Smoke saunas have experienced great revival in recent years since they are considered superior by the connoisseurs. They are not, however, likely to replace all or even most of the regular saunas because more skill, effort and time (usually most of the day) are needed for the heating process.

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

A traditional Finnish way to improve your health! Go into sauna, Beat your friends with branches of a birch tree! #Health #Finland #Culture

A traditional Finnish way to improve your health! Get a sauna, and gently beat your friends with branches of a birch tree!

Roll in the snow after or during sauna...eeek! (But it's FUN!)

super funny hilarious pictures of hamobile sauna Super Funny Stuff Mobile Sauna in Russia

Finnish Sauna

A traditional Finnish smoke sauna (savusauna) made out of logs in Oulu Province, Finland.

Shack for a little alone time. This is too cute! It looks like it came out of a Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme book :)

Many of you have liked our posts on tree houses, backyard cabins, and other retreat sorts of buildings constructed from reclaimed wood. Now, there’s this: Cottages and garden sheds constructed out of wood salvaged from barns and other buildings.

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