Weekend Fun: Island sauna | General Architecture
This small outbuilding rests on the shoreline of an island in Sweden’s Stockholm Archipelago. Designed by General Architecture, the structure’s vertical larch cladding, weathered to a silvery gray, helps it blend perfectly with its seashore setting. The building looks like a storage shed or fisherman’s shack until the shutters covering the windows and doors are opened, revealing it to be a relaxing sauna. There is the sauna itself, a connected shower room, and space to just hang out around the warmth of a masonry fireplace.
The owners likely have a separate cabin on the island to stay in. Nonetheless, this small structure has almost everything needed for extended stays or full-time living. It already has plumbing and a source of heat. Just add a composting toilet and a means of cooking (other than the fireplace) and you’d have a sweet little cabin. If you’re not into taking saunas, the sauna room would be perfect for a compact kitchen. There is also room to add a sleeping loft over the bath and sauna/kitchen areas.
Have a great weekend!
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