Building a Cordwood Masonry Sauna

A MOTHER reader describes building a cordwood masonry sauna from scratch, includes information on installing sauna doors, windows and rafters, mortar mix, types of woods to use for the sauna and building diagrams.

Using cordwood masonry sauna
The earth roof, which looks peculiar but is a perfect addition to our summer garden, effectively keeps the cold out of our sauna indefinitely.
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