Since Astoria no longer has a sauna on Marine Drive, how about a floating sauna, or two, instead? Yes, really, there is one, created by goCstudio (www.gocstudio.com) and it can be seen regularly on Seattle’s Lake Union and Lake Washington, according to Seattle.Curbed.com (http://tinyurl.com/baysauna). It is pictured, courtesy of Kevin Scott.
Up to six people at a time can use the 14-foot high, 24 square foot sauna, which is heated by a wood-burning stove, and also has a deck and diving board. No lightweight, it comes in at 4,500 pounds, cost $25,000 to build, and is powered by an electric trolling motor with three 12-volt batteries.
But here’s the deal: You can’t access the sauna by land — you can only get to it by water, a nod to Seattle’s history of floating architecture.
— Elleda Wilson