I’m stoked to announce the launch of my newest project called “Sauna Trailer.” Get it? “Stoked,” because the topic of the film is saunas… Total dad joke, I know. Any whooo, the project is now raising funds on Kickstarter. I’m pre-selling copies of the movie and eBook in order to finance this entire venture and I could use your support. Visit the project page here to get a detailed glimpse of what I’m cooking up.
My grand vision is to build a mobile steam room from the ground up while filming the entire process so that others can follow my lead and build their own portable DIY sauna. I am not the first person to construct a sauna on wheels, but as far as I can tell, I’ll be the first to show the entire build from start to finish. Can you imagine having the ability to sweat in a beautiful, outdoor location and then dive into a cold lake, river, or ocean? I can! It’s my idea of heaven. You can have it too, if you like. I’ll do all the heavy lifting so that when you go to build your own steam room, you’ll be able to lean on my resources (movie and eBook) and save yourself tons of research time and money.
I'm also hosting a SPECIAL SAUNA RETREAT!
If you’d like to experience my Sauna Trailer first-hand, I’ll be hosting a special retreat in the summer of 2020 where you can do just that. At this 3-day/3-night retreat, we’re going to camp at a beautiful campground that’s situated on a charming Washington beach. Together we’re going to sauna and cold plunge, I’ll teach you how to flap yourself with oak branches (Russian style), we’ll train with kettlebells, do yoga, drink freshly-made green smoothies, eat healthy food, but most importantly, we’ll get a chance to connect with each other. This is the only retreat I’ll be hosting in the foreseeable future. Space is very limited so if you want in, you have to act fast. My last five retreats sold out completely and I expect this one to as well. To reserve your retreat spot, select the associated reward on Kickstarter.
Good for you Sergei! And for others as well. Nice you're showing a how to film, might inspire some others to enrich the world with sauna goodness.
Are you going to strip down a trailer, or build inside something that exists already? I've build a little woodstove sauna in my house, great, especially in winter! In summer i would use it more if it was on wheels, going out to a pristine lake and eat goodies, it's going to be packed all the time i bet!
I've seen Finnish roadworkers that have their own mobile sauna's. It's standard there, they carry them around, build into a container and on a trailer. Big serious stuff,running on electrics. Bet yours is going to be much nicer. Good luck.
posted 5 months ago
Thanks or the note. Good question, I'm not sure if I'm going to build out a cargo trailer, a boat trailer, or something completely different altogether. There are so many options out there! I think it's probably a good idea to interview as many people as I can, find out what they did, ask them what they would have done differently, and then decide. I suspect this would benefit my viewers too. :-)
And heres hoping for a good build and a wonderful Sauna experience.
Here in Finland we have so many saunas that there are commercial products available for people with money.
I would suggest looking at photos from Finland for inspiration on what has already been built and improve and customize for your liking.
Here are some commersial website pages of products and the some keywords for Photo searches from finland.
Thank you for these wonderful links! I really, really appreciate it! You Fins know how to sauna don't you? :-) I've had the pleasure of sweating with a few of your people in Helsinki once, it was something incredible!
we are a little bit nuts about our saunas.
According to https://saunologia.fi/in-english/ there were around 2,7 million saunas in Finland 2017. That’s about 1 sauna for every 2 Finns.
So I believe that our country probably has the most diverse history of hand made custom saunas to take inspiration from.
As in the old days a new land owners or renters mission was to build a sauna on his new land i the middle of the woods next to a lake.
And then expand from that.
And when Finns migrated overseas, the first priority was to modify or extend their new house with a sauna. It's a pretty simple concept to do but most people probably assume it's something very complicated and fancy that could only belong to expensive health resorts.
posted 5 months ago
Question, where do you live? And would you like to be in the movie? I could sure use an authentic Finnish perspective. If you're close to Washington, I'd be happy to travel and interview you, otherwise we could film something on Skype? Shoot me an email: email@example.com if you dig.