Re: Are saunas practical?
From: Mac Thomson (
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 13:32:06 -0700 (PDT)
We have a community hot tub and it works great. 

Sometimes folks accidentally run into each other in the tub and that helps 
build community. Sometimes people schedule getting together in the hot tub. 
Mostly when I use it, I don’t see anyone else.

Yes, someone has responsibility for caring for the hot tub, but it’s not a big 

I can’t imagine that a sauna would get used nearly as much. A big part of being 
in the hot tub is sitting out in nature and enjoying the night sky.

Mac Thomson

Heartwood Cohousing
Southwest Colorado

"The strength of a nation is derived from the integrity of its homes."
                        - Confucius

> On Mar 11, 2021, at 9:55 PM, Jennie Lindberg via Cohousing-L <cohousing-l 
> [at]> wrote:
> Our cohousing community, Sunnyside Village is in the exciting design process 
> with our amazing architect, Grace Kim. But before we get to deciding details 
> for our Common House, I’d like some advice. It seems to me that a sauna in 
> the Common House would be a low maintenance luxury to have that many could 
> enjoy. 
> My husband and I have a hot tub but it requires a lot of cleaning and 
> significant chemicals. It seems to me that a sauna doesn’t require as much 
> attention. 
> Anyone want to give us advice about this?
> Jennie
> Sunnyside Village Cohousing
> Marysville, Washington
> Sent from my iPhone
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