Which should I purchase: an indoor sauna or outdoor sauna?

“Should I buy an indoor sauna or outdoor sauna?”

Of course, as makers of both types of saunas, we believe you can’t go wrong with either an indoor or an outdoor sauna! Both indoor saunas and outdoor saunas have amazing benefits and are great for different purposes. If you’re debating between the two types of saunas, here are a few things to consider:


While we have saunas in a wide array of sizes, you’ll want to examine both your indoor space and outdoor space and compare those against the footprints of our saunas. For indoor saunas, do you have a flat, level space inside—perhaps a basement, garage, or bathroom—that isn’t carpet? For outdoor saunas, do you have a section of level ground or a deck large enough to fit the sauna cradles? Some customers create their own platform for the outdoor saunas as well.


This one’s all about personal preference. Would you enjoy taking a stroll into nature—even in harsh winters, for some regions—in order to sauna? Or would you rather not have to step one foot outside? Many customers find being outdoors relaxing, with some taking advantage of the snow as a nice, natural cool-down between sauna sessions. Others would rather experience the ease of an indoor sauna, available to them without needing to face outdoor conditions. (As an additional note, check out this blog if you’ve ever wondered if you can place an indoor sauna outdoors.)


If you’ve browsed through the Almost Heaven Saunas lineup, you’ll notice a stark difference between the design of the outdoor and indoor saunas. The majority of our outdoor saunas are barrel-shaped, which is not only visually appealing but highly functional as it easily sheds rain and snow. Most of our indoor saunas, on the other hand, take on a more cubical shape with flat roofs. They are more compact as well. Some customers who have space for either type of sauna choose simply based on which design they like better.

While they have many differences, both our indoor and outdoor saunas are made with the finest craftsmanship and materials, including lumbers like red cedar, Nordic spruce, hemlock and fir. All saunas are resistant to the elements as well as wear-and-tear. They are easy to set up, maintain and care for. So in the end, you really can’t go wrong with either!

If you have any more questions about whether an indoor or outdoor sauna is right for you, please do not hesitate to contact us: 888.355.3050, sales@almostheaven.com, or via live chat on our website. We’ll do everything we can to help you make your sauna buying decision and get you on the road to total at-home relaxation in no time.

September 19, 2016 •