Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

August 16, 2017

Saunas on wheels1 / Saunas sobre ruedas1 / Saunas sur roues1 / Saunas com rodas1

In English:

Holy smoke – Gathering of mobile Saunas. Part1.

Can You imagine that there exist Saunas on wheels? Can You imagine that they meet every summer? I guess that nobody. Since 2005 in Teuva there has been organized mobile Sauna gathering. In 2016 they were cancelled. When You see my photos, You might say in Your mind that ‘they are crazy those Finns’. Imagination has been free when planning and building mobile Saunas. Delightful is that the idea had spread abroad, which was touchable, because there were also Saunas, from Poland, Italy and Germany. My post is in two parts.

Many Saunas were warmed up, because smoke was coming from chimneys and afternoon there were possibility to have a Sauna in them.

Teuva – where? Nearby the western coast in south Ostrobothnia. Distance from Helsinki is 381 km / 267 mi and from Oulu 404 km / 251 mi. When? Last weekend in July. We visited there on Saturday July, 27 2017. Was it worth of road trip? Yes. Next year it will be Your summer happening target in Finland. If You decide to come, then here is exact address for navigator: Parrantie 27, 64700 Teuva.

En español:

¡Vaya! Reunión de Saunas Móviles. Parte 1.

¿Podes vos imaginar que existen Saunas sobre ruedas? ¿Podes vos imaginar que se reunirán cada verano? Supongo que nadie. Desde 2005 en Teuva se ha organizado la reunión de Sauna móvil. En 2016 fueron cancelados. Cuando vos ves mis fotos, podrías decir en tu mente que ‘están locos esos finlandeses’. La imaginación ha sido libre al planear y construir Saunas móviles. Es muy deleitable que la idea se había extendido en el extranjero, que era emotivo, porque también había Saunas, de Polonia, Italia y Alemania. Mi puesto está dividido en dos partes.

Muchas Saunas se calentaban, porque el humo provenía de chimeneas y por la tarde había posibilidad de ir a la sauna en ellas.

Teuva – ¿dónde? Cerca de la costa occidental en Ostrobothnia del sur. La distancia desde Helsinki es 381 km / 267 millas y desde Oulu 404 km / 251 millas. ¿Cuando? El pasado fin de semana de julio. Visitamos allí el sábado 27 de julio de 2017. ¿Merece la pena de viaje por carretera? Sí. ¿El próximo año será su destino de verano en Finlandia? Si usted decide venir, entonces aquí es la dirección exacta para el navegador: Parrantie 27, 64700 Teuva.

En francais:

Mazette! Rassemblement des Saunas mobiles. Partie 1.

Pouvez-vous imaginer qu’il existen des Saunas sur roues? Pouvez-vous imaginer Ils se réuniront régulièrement chaque été? Je suppose que personne. Depuis 2005, à Teuva, un rassemblement de sauna mobile a été organisé .Bien que n 2016, ils ont été annulés. Lorsque vous voyez mes photos, vous pourriez dire dans votre esprit que ‘ils sont fous de ces Finlandais. L’imagination était sans limites lors de la planification et de la construction de Saunas mobiles. C’était un plaisir que l’idée s’est propagée à l’étranger, ce qui était émouvant, car il y avait aussi des Saunas, de Pologne, d’Italie et d’Allemagne. Mon post est en deux parties.

Beaucoup de Saunas ont été réchauffés, parce que la fumée venait des cheminées et l’après-midi, il y avait la possibilité d’aller au sauna.

Teuva – où? A proximité de la côte ouest du sud de l’Ostrobotnie. La distance de Helsinki est de 381 km / 267 mi et d’Oulu 404 km / 251 mi. Quand? Dernier week-end de Juillet. Nous avons visité là le samedi 27 juillet 2017. Cela en valait-il la peine de faire un voyage sur la route? Oui. L’année prochaine, ce sera votre objectif d’été en Finlande? Si vous décidez de venir, alors voici l’adresse exacte du navigateur: Parrantie 27, 64700 Teuva.

Em Português:

Minha nossa! Reunião das Saunas móveis. Parte 1.

Você pode imaginar que existem Saunas sobre rodas? Você pode imaginar que eles se encontram todos cada verão? Acho que ninguém. Desde 2005, em Teuva, foi organizada a reunião de Saunas ambulantes. Em 2016, foram cancelados. Quando você olha as minhas fotos, você pode dizer em sua mente que ‘eles são doidos aqueles finlandeses’. A imaginação foi gratuita ao planejar e construir saunas ambulantes. Delicioso é que a idéia foi se espalhando para o estrangeiro, o que era comovente, porque também havia Saunas, da Polônia, Itália e Alemanha.
O meu post é em duas partes.

Muitas saunas foram aquecidas, porque a fumaça vieram de chaminés e a tarde existia a possibilidade de ter uma sauna nelas.

Teuva – onde? Perto da costa ocidental no sul de Ostrobotnia. A distância de Helsínquia é de 381 km / 267 mi e de Oulu 404 km / 251 mi. Quando? No último final de semana do mês de Julho. Visitamos lá no sábado, 27 de julho de 2017. Valeu a pena para fazer a viagem de estrada? Sim. No próximo ano, será o seu destino do verão na Finlândia? Se você decidirá vir, então aqui está o endereço exato para o navegador: Parrantie 27, 64700 Teuva.

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April 22, 2011

Holy cow – Sauna on wheels!

Because Wikipedia is giving excellent info concerning Sauna, I am not starting to repeat it. My photos show to You two Saunas. First 17 photos are showing a mobile Sauna or Sauna on wheels. The rest 19 photos show our Sauna in our home house.

I only tell how we are taking our Sauna baths or “how to use Sauna”. Other people do it in their ways. Also I am giving some general info. Photos of that Sauna on wheels are showing the versatility of Saunas which is limited only by one’s imagination.

When we normally go take a Sauna bath?:

On Saturdays.

At what time?:

I start to warm our wood heated Sauna at four o’clock in the afternoon. It is ready for use in 40 minutes. Then I pick up a bucket of water and I put two bench covers on upper seats. To heat our Sauna I use birch wood.

What is the ideal temperature?

We like 75° Celsius / 167º Fahrenheit.

How to Sauna bath:

First we undress us in our fireplace room. After that we are having a shower in washroom of Sauna. Then to the Sauna and we sit on upper seat. I start to throw one “ladle” of water on hot stones. The water evaporates and start to warm nicely. Then we enjoy the warm starting to sweat and after a moment I throw again water on stones. Doing this way few times, it is time to go to shower again, but before it I add some wood to stove. After shower we go out wrapped in towels to cool us. No matter whatever the weather outside temperature is, we go out! That means that during the most cold winter weather too. When we are cooled us, we go back to Sauna. Next time we wash us thoroughly under showers, we have them two in use. Then again out and back to Sauna. Finally after it we take showers again and we cool off now on the bench of washroom and drying ourselves. All this took from 1 hour 15 minutes, less or more, depending how cold it is outside.

Finally we “oil” us with some good lotion. After that we are relaxing and enjoying some nice drinks, like beers or some cocktail. If it summer we sit on our terrace, enjoy Saturday afternoon sunshine, listening to the birds’ song and looking at how wagtails are strutting in our small garden. Next night we sleep well, relaxed.

Did I forget something?

Yes, to drink water is important when having Sauna bath. We take always one bottle of water with us to Sauna and take small swigs from time to time. I say that this is a must.

After bathing I open window in Sauna and in shower room that the humidity goes out. When all the fire wood has burnt, I close the plate of stove in a sauna.

What is required to build a good Sauna?

Most important thing is ventilation, not forgetting the fire safety. In our Sauna the intake of fresh air is on the floor level nearby the stove. The way out for air is nearby the Sauna’s window ceiling.

Our Sauna is small, modest and it was built in 1993. Its model is heat storage stove warmed by wood. Seats are from apache wood and walls from pine. The only reparation we have had to make during these years is a new stove with new stones two years ago. My wife is washing it twice a year thoroughly.

Fact and theses:

There are more than 3 millions Saunas in Finland and the number of population is about 5.3 millions. Lot of Saunas? There are many kind of Saunas, but mainly there are two kinds of Saunas: one which is warmed by electricity and other type which is warmed by wood as we have and it is better than heated by electricity . Saunas heated by wood give “smooth” warm. Saunas can be found in swimming halls, hotels, on every vacation cottages, spas etc. Yet in Helsinki there are few general Saunas. If somebody wants an unforgettable experience, when visiting in Helsinki, then is just for them! Nowadays every new town apartments in cities are equipped with Sauna. Everyone is claiming in Finland that they have the best Sauna, well, so we have too – the best Sauna in the world. LOL.

On summer cottages people are grilling sausages after visiting in Saunas. The famous Sauna sausage is called “Saunalenkki” meaning Sauna link. Nearly all of summer cottages are by lakes and it means that people go swimming right the way from Sauna. To get good scent to Sauna some people throw some beer on stones! Well, what do You say from that?

So, now You noticed that there is nothing mystic in Sauna. Nudity is natural among the family. Parents are with small children together and when children are growing they go to Sauna alone. That’s all folks!

I give one link in English which is presenting Saunas in a very excellent way full with facts, how to build, what one needs, with photos, with some videos. It might be the best info about Saunas ever made. From this site You can get better concrete information than from Wikipedia. What is amazing is that the site is not Finnish, but from Wisconsin. Believe me it is great site if You are interested in Sauna:

http://saunaplanning.com/?202000001

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

Mobile Sauna at Hyvinkää

This is on our door of Sauna

This is on our door of Sauna

View when entering to sauna. Two showers at the rear. Sauna is at left.

View when entering to sauna. Two showers at the rear. Sauna is at left.

Sauna seen thru the door of shower room

Sauna seen thru the door of shower room

Insideof sauna seen from shower room

Inside of sauna seen from shower room

Inside of sauna seen from shower room

Inside of sauna seen from shower room

Inside the sauna

Inside the sauna

Inside the sauna

Inside the sauna

Ladle to throw water on stones

Ladle to throw water on stones

Stove

Stove

Fire in stove

Fire in stove

Stove

Stove

Stones of stove

Stones of stove

Stones of stove

Stones of stove

View from the sauna to shower room

View from the sauna to shower room

Thermometer

Thermometer

Plate of stove in our sauna

Plate of stove in our sauna

My shower

My shower

My wife's shower

My wife's shower

Way to terrace thru utility room

Way to terrace thru utility room

Our terrace where we are cooling us. Photo from 2004. At background You can see the door leading to Sauna.

Our terrace where we are cooling us. Photo from 2004. At background You can see the door leading to Sauna.

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