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    Default Yurt-style sauna

    My wife and I bought a wood-fired sauna this summer and have really been enjoying it thus far. I had to build the floor and benches, but the frame was designed by a friend of a friend and he contracted with Alaska Tent and Tarp to make the cover for the yurt. I was a bit skeptical of the design at first, but it has been extremely resilient in high winds and holds heat amazingly well.








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    Where's the dressin' room?

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    That's pretty neat!.. I bet they traditionally used skins like reindeer to cover it and was probably pretty mobil easy to take down and load up when camp was moved

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    Will that hold everyone for the upcoming AOD party?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yukonjeff View Post
    That's pretty neat!.. I bet they traditionally used skins like reindeer to cover it and was probably pretty mobil easy to take down and load up when camp was moved
    Yeah, I'm not planning on moving anytime soon (or ever), but that is one nice thing about the design - the setup and takedown is really fast, so it would be a great mobile platform for seasonal use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    Will that hold everyone for the upcoming AOD party?
    Ha! That might get a bit tight, but it can fit 8-10 easily, possibly more depending on how friendly we all are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Ha! That might get a bit tight, but it can fit 8-10 easily, possibly more depending on how friendly we all are.
    Nothing like close friends.

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    Was that friend of a friend Thom Veer? He has been designing and building Yurt saunas for quite a few years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipercub View Post
    Was that friend of a friend Thom Veer? He has been designing and building Yurt saunas for quite a few years...
    That it was! This was to be his personal one, but he relocated to Idaho before it was fully finished, so we took it off his hands.

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    That is a good score Brian. Thom builds a nice sauna. He is flying airplanes out of Boise now.

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    Its definatly the time of year when you need some steam heat! That looks like a pretty sweet setup for a sauna at the start of the Iditarod in willow. Chainsaw a hole in the ice and yer all set. Sweet setup.

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    Default Great Job

    Looks great Brian
    looks like a great set up for a seasonal camp. What type of stove is that ?
    I have been working on a yurt style at my hunting camp for a couple years. Its a little bigger and more perminate and a long ways from finished but its funtional now.
    Good wood is very scarace in my area.I`m considering shipping in Presto logs for the fire. I had planned to limit each group to 1 banya per week but once they tried it I could`nt keep em out
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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymous1 View Post
    What type of stove is that ?
    It's a Kuuma sauna stove - works great!

    Man, that's awesome that you've got a setup in your hunting camp. Very, very nice!

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