Dumoine Sauna

2015 | Personal Project

The Dumoine Sauna is a small bathing house designed as an ancillary structure for our family log cabin in a remote Quebec forest. It was planned and executed by my father and I. We sketched out the concept together, and I produced the drawings for the building permit. The site is very remote and diffi cult to access, and there are no modern conveniences like electricity and supplies up the mountainous trail to the cabin, so we brought up a mobile sawmill.

We felled 2 pine trees in the planned location of the sauna, milled the wood into timber framing, stacked it, and let it air-dry for a season. This wood became the timber framing, trusses, roof sheathing and exterior sheathing. The Sauna was constructed during several visits to the site over 2 years.