Just when we thought we’d seen all Amazon had to offer (aka the build-your-own guesthouse that went viral earlier this week), the retailer released something even more impressive: a DIY backyard sauna.
Sold by the same company as the popular tiny house, the Allwood Barrel Sauna is built out of sturdy Nordic spruce wood and comes equipped with a wood-fired heater, tinted glass door, steel chimney, sauna stones, and air vents. Measuring about 5.5 feet long and just under 7 feet wide, it can comfortably sit up to four adults and only takes 15 to 30 minutes to heat.
At last, you can have your own private spa in your backyard with your very own private sauna.
The barrel-shaped spa doesn’t come cheap, though. While shipping is free, you’ll still shell out $4,950 (not including tax) for your sauna. And that’s just for the basic structure. Any upgraded features will cost you extra, like the optional water heater for $260.
For the more refined sauna aficionado, there's this upgrade, which has a barrel and walls that are made from 1-5/8 inch thick slow-grown Nordic spruce.
According to Amazon, you can expect to receive the sauna within 30 to 40 days. Or rather, you’ll receive the kit with all the pieces to put it together yourself (aka you’ll likely be sweating before you even step foot in your new purchase). The product description doesn’t specify how long it takes to assemble.
The good news is that once you get it all set up, the spa should last you for a while. The seller states that the Allwood Barrel Sauna has a two-year warranty for both the wood and the metal pieces. They do, however, warn that the outside should be painted or stained to protect against decay or rot.
So far, there’s only one customer review—but it’s a positive one. “Arrived ahead of schedule!” the customer wrote, giving the sauna five stars. “I am very pleased with my purchase and received great treatment. My wife and I have Lyme disease and plan on a speedy recovery thanks to our new sauna.”