Once upon a time…There was a tire-hauling trailer named bud. Bud was very old but very strong. He was also very lonely because nobody wanted to haul tires anymore…
One day Bud met a hairy man named John. John was hairy because he lived in the North, where it is very, very, cold. John wanted to be healthier and more connected, and he had an idea of how to do it!
John heard stories from the old ones about a magical place called the “sauna” where his ancestors would gather with family and friends after a long day…
John wanted to make his days not so long. So, he went to Finland to learn how. He found saunas everywhere. Each sauna was totally unique but they were always very warm, and… very small.
Luckily, John was very good at thinking small, and he really wanted to be warmer. SO, one day he said to Bud, “Hey Bud! How would you like to be a sauna instead of an junky, old trailer?”
Bud thought about it for a long while. He thought of all those warm people he would meet and all the interesting conversations he would hear. “Yes, I do believe I would like that very much!” he replied!
There was just one problem. John had no idea how to build a sauna. The only thing he was good at was jumping on trampolins!
John didn’t know where to start, so he went for a very long walk in the mountains. When he arrived at the tippy-top, the mountain spoke…
The mountains reminded John that his father had given him a magic tool belt when he was very young!
So John found the tool belt and got to work!
… and work…
…and worked! But the sauna was still very cold and very empty.
So, he asked his magic tool belt what to do next.
And suddenly, friends started showing up to help…
Hey Brother Ben!
Jacob, the wood stacking king of Michigan!
Stu “The Ripper” Ralston!
Jesse “You call that a floor, Pederson?!” Eustis!
Rachel, The Firey Queen of the North!
And of course, Joel “Where would I be without him” Giffin!
Next thing bud knew, he was a sauna—on wheels!
With a door!
And cedar benches!
Bud loved his new look, and his new smell: Mmmmm cedar and birch!
And of course the warmth of the real fire!
But John and Bud were still very lonely.
So, they drove to the city!
Where they met new friends who also needed a place to warm up!
… and hang out…
… and think.
Bud was so cozy that everyone started calling him “The Firehouse.”
And everyone lived happily ever after!