The Cottage Series reimagines the design of the Solide indoor sauna and creates an outdoor sauna that expands into a relaxation and entertainment oasis. A cantilever roof provides protection from the elements, creating space for patio furniture, a hot tub, or your favorite backyard amenity. A wood-fired sauna heater is accessed from the outside the sauna room, allowing you to enjoy the ambiance of the fire while relaxing or cooling off outside the sauna. (You can even roast marshmallows or hotdogs while your sauna is still heating!) The Cottage Series is available in a single room layout or with an optional changing room, creating a two-room sauna. Frosted privacy glass behind the wood stove allows for soft light to radiate into the sauna room, and the stones of the sauna heater extend up and around the chimney within the sauna to create an exceptional amount of steam when water is thrown on the hot stones.
Wide, thick Nordic Spruce planks are milled to a smooth finish, creating an intimate sauna space that personifies Scandinavian living. The benches in the Solide Sauna are elevated, allowing you to sit higher in the sauna where you can experience the heat and steam to maximum effect. The Solide Cottage is fitted with the Harvia Legend heater, complete with an extended stone fixture that extends up the chimney pipe. Because of the amount of stones surrounding the heater there is an exceptional amount of steam produced when water is splashed on the stones. Logs are loaded into the heater from the exterior of the sauna room, allowing you to enjoy the ambience of the fire outside the sauna and the heat within.
The Solide Cottage utilizes only the best in materials, creating a quality sauna that you can enjoy for a lifetime of healthful living. Thick, tight-knot Nordic Spruce lumber is accented by black trim and interior bench frames. The exterior can be painted or stained to match your home or to suit your personal tastes. The thickness of the softwood lumber provides excellent heat retention in the walls and ceiling of the sauna. Frosted glass serves as a beautiful interior accent behind the heater, transmitting light and warmth from the sauna to the sitting room or exterior space.
Due to the thick lumber and glass used in the design of the sauna, the Solide Cottage retains the heat and steam exceptionally well. The high benches allow you to enjoy the traditional Finnish Sauna as if you were in Finland itself, and the Harvia wood-burning heater delivers exceptional heat transfer from the large quantity of sauna stones. Pour water on the hot sauna stones and instantly be engulfed in thick, hot steam. The traditional sauna experience is both exhilarating and relaxing, contributing to a healthy life style. Furthermore, the integral ambiance of the external sitting area creates a “cool down” space that can be accented with your personal comforts of choice.
The Solide Cottage Saunas were designed in Finland by Harvia, the world leader in sauna heaters. The Cottage Saunas exemplify the traditional Finnish Sauna experience. The multi-level seating and wood-fired stove combine with the external sitting area to create the same environment enjoyed by millions of Finnish sauna enthusiasts. Sauna is not a “thing” but an experience, and the Cottage Saunas create the traditional sauna experience like none other.