I live on a really old farm in Switzerland (The house is over 200 years
old). My girlfriend and I want to build a sauna/banya/sweat lodge type
hting on the land. We thought this looked great:
- Does anyone have a guess what they used for the exterior of the
structure? It rains a lot in switzerland, so it should really be water
- what about the floor? I'm guessing the thing they built has a dirt
floor. I'd kinda like to be able to splash water around without worrying
about mud. I guess wood on the ground would rot...
Do any of you have any links/ebooks/suggestions/ideas regarding building
your own outdoor sauna?
On Tue, 11 Mar 2008 04:44:49 -0700, RicodJour wrote:
Thanks for the useful information. I did start with a google search
(that's how I came up with the link I posted), but came up with too many
unrelated, unspecific, or commercial results. But now I have some other
terms I can put in my search.
The ferrocement seems like a good idea, but I have to talk to the family
about whether or not they mind doing something so permanent.
Looks like they mixed cement and pigment into making the floor.
There are structures made by stacking rounds of wood and mortaring
them together that may work for you, also look into cob construction.
There is no good reason to build anything with wood in direct contact
with the ground.
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