This is easily the best community for DIY that I've ever met, and I need your help. At least, I need your drunken conjecture from the safety of your keyboards.
Has anybody ever built a backyard sauna?
The SWMBO and I are moving to a modest home with a 1 1/2 acre backyard. My mind is reeling with backyard projects from trout pond, orchard, regulation croquet course, all the way to backyard sauna hut.
What I want is a cedar hut with a wood burning stove that has a pile of hot rocks to pour steam on.
Has anybody done this? I'm getting conflicting evidence about specially lined walls, type of wood, shape of hut etc...
It seems like a simple affair. Pour decent footers, build a slightly elevated deck with walls and a sloped roof, add wood burning stove, and relax.
Thoughts? Wisdom? Experience?