Is an outdoor sauna the right choice for you?

20.06.2022

Let’s face it, saunas are always wonderful, whether they’re part of a larger building or placed outside. If you are deciding between those two options though, it’s important to remember that there are some differences between the experiences of owning and using indoor and outdoor saunas. 

Auroom’s outdoor sauna collection offers a range of options to help you create the perfect solution for you and your family – before we take a look at those, let’s examine some things to keep in mind if you’re thinking of having your sauna outside.

Why get an outdoor sauna?

Saunas offer lots of great benefits , from stress reduction, relaxation and improved mental well-being to physical wellness properties like promoting heart health and aiding the excretion of toxins through sweat. What are the particular advantages of having your sauna outside though? Here are a few that we particularly enjoy:

You’ll be closer to the great outdoors

You can place your outdoor sauna wherever it fits, so rather than stepping out into the four walls of a wet room you could find yourself anywhere from a forest or a flowery meadow to the bank of a lake or river, or even looking out over your favorite view.

They’re easy to ventilate

All of an outdoor sauna’s walls are exterior, so getting the ventilation right is a breeze, with no need to attach the vent onto existing airways.

You can have a sauna that’s the perfect shape and size

Because it doesn’t have the same size restrictions as installing a sauna within an existing building, your outdoor sauna can be custom designed to be as large or as small as you like, and shaped to harmonize perfectly with its surroundings.

You’ll enjoy better views

You can allocate any part of your outdoor sauna’s walls to be windows, meaning the potential views are virtually unlimited.

What are the pros and cons?

As we’ve already explored, outdoor saunas offer plenty of unique benefits – but what are the plus and minus points when comparing them with their indoor counterparts? Here are the main ones:

Pros:

You’re closer to nature – hear the sounds, smell the aromas and have that sense of being in touch with your natural surroundings

You can have a large window facing in the direction of your choice, creating a fresher sensation and offering more expansive views

No need to find, create or sacrifice internal space, or plan plumbing and electrics in an existing building – the self-contained unit can be placed in the location of your choice; in a small garden, on a roof or balcony, or even nestled amongst the undergrowth!

Other than space available to build on, there’s no limit to the size of an outdoor sauna, so you can make sure that there’s plenty of room for all of your loved ones to enjoy it at the same time

An outdoor sauna will add value to your property while bringing a pleasing new visual feature to your outdoor space

You’ll have a dedicated space, in a natural setting, for special wellness activities such as relaxation, meditation and spa treatments.

Cons:

Exposure to the elements requires more rigorous maintenance and increases the risk of wear and damage as the surrounding conditions can’t be regulated as those inside a building can – for example, the weight of snow, moisture from rain, wind damage, and warping and weathering caused by changing temperatures and sun exposure are all potential hazards to look out for

An outdoor sauna can’t be plumbed or plugged into existing utilities in the same way as an indoor sauna – you’ll need to set up new connections if you need running water or electricity in your sauna.

Outdoor saunas take slightly longer to heat up than indoor ones

Auroom’s outdoor sauna collection

Auroom currently has three outdoor sauna models on offer:

Natura

With its elegant thermo-aspen interior paneling, cozy balcony and large front window offering delightful views, Natura is a luxurious, soothing outdoor sauna that radiates quality. The modular design with optional lounge area offers almost endless customization possibilities, while the brushed and painted thermo-spruce exterior, efficient insulation and solid roof construction provide resistance to the elements and ensure durability.

Arti

Arti offers all the same style, quality and weather resistance properties as Natura, but in a smaller package. From the luxurious materials to the large window and three interior paneling wood options – alder, aspen and thermo-aspen – Arti is the perfect solution for those with limited outdoor space.

Garda

Versatile Garda is a sustainable, compact and stylish model that’s delivered fully assembled and perfect for a variety of outdoor settings, with two exterior finishes to choose from and two options for window placement, a high-quality heater unit, interior LED lighting and a smooth, bright thermo-aspen interior.

Custom-designed outdoor saunas

In addition to the models above, we can also work with the very best architects and designers to help you create the perfect outdoor sauna experience that makes the most of your own unique outdoor space.