Kiulu - Lake sauna
A giant log sauna heats up with a GIANT IKI stove
The Otalampi village in Vihti, Finland, has a communal sauna called “Kiulu”, meaning “a pail”. Built in collaboration with IKI Kiuas, the Kiulu sauna has a custom-built GIANT IKI wood-burning stove at its heart.
The stove has a massive 600 kg of stones, which is sufficient to heat up the huge public sauna that is located right by the small lake that the village is named after. The log sauna has been built by local residents as a community effort and in the summer of 2021, everyone will be able to go and enjoy a good sauna-bath.
“The sauna turned out wonderful and very functional”, remarks Samuli Kerrman from IKI-Kiuas Ltd. Since the completion of the project the crew of volunteers and builders have been able to reward themselves with excellent sauna baths in the traditional manner.
“The sauna provides outstanding steam and ample heat to event the most demanding bathers”, says Tapio Pulkkinen, who has taken part in the village association’s project since the beginning.
Kiulu’s slogan “Ilman Kiuluu ei oo löylyy” can roughly be translated to mean that there no great sauna bath to be had in any other sauna.