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Sauna Design

At Sisu Saunas we believe this is the most important aspect to any sauna. With over 35 years of building saunas, along with building some of the best build units, we pride ourselves in the knowledge we have acquired over time. The sauna goes through some of the greatest challenges than any building out there. From hot to cold, dry to wet, to owner or user, it takes a beating while in use. Proper layout, venting, and vapor barrier, proper heating, exiting, drainage, all need to be thoroughly considered before building a sauna. Another very important aspect is the saunas location. Designing the sauna to capitalize on the location will directly impact your sauna experience. At Sisu Saunas we strive to create a sauna that will take you away for the moment an still last for years to come. As a customer, your not only investing in the material of the sauna, but the experience the sauna has to offer you as an owner. So, plan it well, gather information, and remember your goal for owning a sauna.

Meaning of Sisu


A Finnish term roughly translated into English as "strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity".

The term "sisu" has been described as being integral to understanding Finnish culture. The meaning is equivalent in English to "having guts", and the word derives from sisus, which means something inner or interior.