Meet Eric and Deb, professionals who carry full responsibilities in their workplaces. You know the type. Successful, and still humble. They love their home, their work, and the city they live in. 

Being deliberate about their lifestyle has created healthy rhythms for their family. You will find them on mountain biking trails in the summer and nordic ski trails in the winter. Adding a sauna to their home was something they had been dreaming about for years. They wanted the retreat away from the weight of professional lives, and a remedy to sore active legs.

“I don’t do meditation on my own well. I’m sporadic with yoga. But the sauna brings those two things together for me.”


As we talked with Eric we were struck by his comment: “I don’t do meditation on my own well. I’m sporadic with yoga. But the sauna brings those two things together for me.”

The Design Process:

With a couple of older children graduating college and moving into adulthood Eric and Deb needed a flexible space. Most of the time it would be just the two of them enjoying the sauna together. So low maintenance and quick heat up times were valuable. But then when the kids came home it would need to still fit everyone comfortably.

Deb said: “It was a fun process creating the space together. The Cedar and Stone team were good listeners hearing what we wanted. At the same time it was an iterative process because we would be educated about the culture of sauna and what we might want to consider for our needs.”

Their sauna is our Heirloom Home Sauna size with 8ft by 12ft dimensions nestled in their backyard next to a few birch saplings. It’s an ideal spot to decompress after a long day at the office. 

They choose our Finnleo Himalaya electric stove. It’s a beautiful tower of rock mass that creates a smooth heat that is hard to find in most electric stoves. With a quick heat up time, and flexible controls Eric and Deb can set the sauna to heat up so that it’s ready for them right after their next mountain bike ride. Convenience and quality combined.

With a quick one day install they were up and running enjoying the sauna daily. After a week Eric mentioned to us: “I’m so glad we have it. It’s everything I would have hoped for. In fact, I didn’t realize how much we were missing without the sauna.”

Ready for your home retreat?

Interested in learning more about our custom built saunas for your space? Our team is here to help. 

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