Octagonal Sauna

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View from the west, 9 January.

Back in November I blogged about how I helped put a roof on my dad’s octagonal sauna. A reader asked to see the plans of the building. And here, with my dad’s permission, are plans and elevations by architect Ulf Gillberg. Isn’t this pretty damn neat?

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  1. #1 Masks of Eris
    January 4, 2011

    Ah, that reminds me —

    Rincewind knew that if it was a temple to Bel-Shamharoth it would have eight sides. (Eight was also the Number of Bel-Shamharoth, which was why a sensible wizard would never mention the number if he could avoid it. Or you’ll be eight alive, apprentices were jocularly warned.)

    That would be something of a sauna gnome, no?

    And then wham I notice I have no clue whether the garden-variety Finnish sauna gnome (saunatonttu) has a Swedish equivalent: a tiny caretaker nature spirit (as every tree and building used to have) that’ll make your life difficult, though usually without tentacles, if you disrespect its habitation.

  2. #2 Martin R
    January 4, 2011

    If the sauna gnome craps on us we may all go gnome poop insane.

  3. #3 Don
    January 5, 2011

    Martin: Thanks for the update. Tres cool and hot too! Don

  4. #4 eleanora.
    January 5, 2011

    Looks lovely. Are there more recent photos of it?

  5. #5 Martin R
    January 6, 2011

    I’ll take some more when the project has advanced further. Currently there is copper on the roof but no windows in the wall openings.

  6. #6 eleanora.
    January 7, 2011

    Ah, so now is the perfect time for me to see how it’s being constructed!

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