Designed with the home owner in mind our outdoor sauna kits are typically put together in 3-4 hours.
Affordable flat rate Canada & US shipping options.
Bring the spa experience to the comfort of your own home with a outdoor sauna.
Unwind and relax in your very own backyard sauna.
Our saunas are built for long-lasting durability and no detail is overlooked. Our outdoor saunas have unmatched quality, remarkable craftmanship and unparalleled beauty.
We have a number of available heaters that you can pair up with your sauna to make sure you get the features and functions you desire.
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna with Porch - 4 Person
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Around the world, particularly in Scandinavian countries, saunas have been used for thousands of years for their social and therapeutic benefits.
Each Backcountry Scandinavian barrel sauna kit can be paired with either a wood-fired or electric heater of your choice and includes a wooden water bucket and ladle, sauna rocks, a combination thermometer/hydrometer gauge, interior seating benches, and lighting.
Our easy-to-follow instructions for self-assembly make setting up your barrel sauna a breeze. No special tools or carpentry skills are required, and our instructions are written with the DIY customer in mind. All lumber pieces are pre-cut, and assembly typically takes less than 3-4 hours. Upgrade your backyard or recreational property with a therapeutic Scandinavian barrel sauna.
OUR SAUNA DESIGN
The Scandinavian barrel sauna is held in place by sturdy stainless steel bands and minimal fasteners (see photos). This system allows the lumber staves to expand and contract to form a tight seal, and the unit sits on polymer support cradles that loft the sauna’s undercarriage off the ground (see photo). The Scandinavian barrel sauna design is noted for its efficiency, even distribution of heat, and visual appeal. In addition, the front sauna porch creates a visually appealing and helpful outside sitting area — a place to hold towels or drinks or to serve as a relaxing place to cool off between sauna rounds.
Proudly made from Scandinavian thermowood! Thermowood is created by heat-treating Scandinavian softwood to temperatures ranging from 180 – 230° in special chamber kilns for up to 96 hours. Steam is a protective gas that helps prevent the wood from splitting and becoming damaged during treatment. The end result is a product that is dimensionally stable, resistant to rot and fungi, and anti-microbial. As an added benefit, this process also vastly improves its insulating properties, the ideal characteristic for saunas.
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The door hinges, heater, fasteners, and bands are made of stainless steel. In addition, the sauna has a tempered, tinted full glass door with self-closing hinges.
These saunas will heat quickly--to as much as 195 F (90 Celsius) in under an hour. Every Backcountry barrel sauna comes with a wood-fired or electric stainless steel heater, water bucket & ladle, sauna rocks, and ergonomic backrest so that you may begin enjoying the authentic sauna experience soon as the assembly is complete.
Soft interior lighting, opposite-facing benches that allow bathers to enjoy good conversation, and a sturdy heater fence made from aromatic cedar or pine scents all promote the authentically relaxing experience that is a tradition in the Scandinavian sauna experience.
We ship our saunas all across Canada and the United States to sauna enthusiasts who enjoy the wellness benefits of heat and steam.