Little Box Sauna FAQs

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Q: Is it an actual sauna?
A: Yes! LBS has two main parts, what we call the sauna box and the entry/ changing box.

Q: What’s privacy like?
A: The changing areas are private, and there is direct interior access from the changing area into the sauna area. The sauna has two screened windows to the outside, so people inside will have privacy yet connection to their surroundings. People can take a break from the sauna inside the entry box, or step outside for some cold air and a roll in the snow!

Q: Who created Little Box Sauna?
A: Andrea Johnson and Molly Reichert.

Q: What is the purpose of the LBS?
A: LBS is to sauna with others to promote individual and community health.

Q: Is there a restroom in LBS?
A: No. Restrooms should be made available inside each host location.

Q: What is the correct pronunciation of sauna?
A: In Finland, it is pronounced sow-na. You would not be wrong to insist that people here pronounce it sow-na but then of course you would need to start insisting that people pronounce the word “gas” with the Danish guttural “g”. If you’re going to be pretentious, please at least be consistent : )

Q: Is there a cold plunge?
A: No, there is no cold plunge for Little Box Sauna.

Q: What will guests be allowed to wear?
A: Guests are allowed to wear swimming suits, or other appropriate clothing. Shoes are not allowed in the sauna.

Q: Can guests roll in the snow?
A: Yes, guests are invited to roll in the snow with caution, wearing footwear, and in the areas designated by the host.

Q: Can guests go in the nude?
A: Public sauna events are for all genders, and therefore nudity is not permitted.

Q: How does the sauna run?
A: The sauna heater is run on propane, a safe, efficient and sustainable source of energy. All other elements are individually battery-powered.

Q: Where will guests change upon arrival?
A: There is a changing area inside the entry box, with privacy provided by curtains.

Q: How long does the sauna take to heat up?
A: Approximately 15-30 minutes depending on the outside temperature.

Q: Do you have to bring your own towel?
A: A limited number of towels are available; guests are welcome to bring their own.

Q: How hot does it get?
A: The maximum allowable temperature in the US is 194°F, so it will not be hotter than that!

Q: How long will guests be allowed to stay in the sauna?
A: Sauna sign-up periods last for 90 minutes.

Q: Can you control the heat?
A: The sauna host controls the temperature.

Q: How many people can go in at once?
A: 8-10 people.

Q: How do you reserve a spot or can you just show up?
A: Guests can reserve a spot ahead of time through the host. They can also show up without a reservation, but an open sauna time cannot be guaranteed.