Outdoor Sauna Collection at Audacia Home

Are you considering an outdoor sauna for your home? An outdoor sauna provides customer many amazing luxuries - including health benefits from the comfort of your own home, a fun and healthy activity to take part in with family and friends, and a beautiful aesthetic to any backyard. Backyard saunas are an excellent investment, and one that you will not regret making. Audacia Home is here to assist you in finding the perfect outdoor sauna for your home.


The Different Types of Outdoor Saunas

  • Outdoor Barrel Sauna: Looks amazing, beautiful aesthetic, large enough for lots of people, and excellent for families or groups of friends.
  • Outdoor Infrared Saunas:Excellent for health conscious customers, and those who prioritize their health. Also good for those who are okay with a dry sauna that will not reach extreme temperatures.
  • Outdoor Traditional Sauna:perfect for those customers who want a traditional sauna experience. Audacia home carries outdoor traditional saunas in all sizes, and you have plenty of options to choose from.

Now that we have discussed some of the various types of outdoor saunas that you may take into consideration for your home, we will briefly analyze some of the most important considerations to take into account when choosing an outdoor sauna, and then discuss some of the the advantages and disadvantages of each type above, and we will conclude with our top recommendations of each outdoor sauna type.


Outdoor Saunas - The Best Sellers

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The Full Outdoor Sauna Collection

The Complete Outdoor Sauna Collection (Click to Close)

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Enlighten Sunrise 3 | Traditional Sauna
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Now that we have discussed some of the various types of outdoor saunas that you may take into consideration for your home, we will briefly analyze some of the most important considerations to take into account when choosing an outdoor sauna, and then discuss some of the the advantages and disadvantages of each type above, and we will conclude with our top recommendations of each outdoor sauna type.

Choosing an Outdoor Sauna: The Most Important Considerations

When choosing an outdoor sauna, there are what can feel like literally endless things to consider. That said, they all come down to four basic areas. If you keep these main parent considerations in mind, you will be well on your way to finding the perfect outdoor sauna for you. As always, if you would prefer to chat with an expert, you can reach us at 844-793-0403 at any time!

Outdoor Sauna Consideration Number 1: Size

The most important thing to consider when choosing an outdoor sauna is the preferred size of your sauna. This will determine how much of your backyard it takes up, how many people will be able to use the sauna, and the strength of sauna heater that you will need in order to adequately heat up your sauna. Ask yourself the following questions

How much space do you have available for an outdoor sauna?

Again, regardless to the answer in the question above, the actual space that you have available for an outdoor sauna may severely restrict your potential options. If you live in the downtown core of a big city, you likely have significant less space available for your sauna than if you lived in the country on a farm. It is also important to keep in mind municipal building permit requirements. Most of the time they will not be needed, but on the very largest units it can be close, and it is at least worth checking out.

How many people do you envision using your outdoor sauna?

If the answer to this questions is just 1 or 2, you will want to consider drastically different options than if it is 5 or 6. Most users who envision using the sauna on their own or with a partner are usually not making the sauna purchase for a socially related reason, and are more so looking to purchase for their own health or relaxation.


Outdoor Sauna Consideration Number 2: What is your Budget

As is the case with most significant purchases, you very much get what you pay for when choosing upon an outdoor sauna. Most of the time, outdoor saunas are more expensive than indoor saunas because of the additional insulation and exterior requirements that are needed in order to combat against external weather.

If you are really looking to save on cost, an indoor sauna may be a better fit for you. That said, you can still get an outdoor sauna at an affordable price - you just need to be mindful of all of your options.


Outdoor Sauna Consideration Number 3: Choice of Sauna Heater

This question is most controversial in the outdoor sauna community. Some say that a wood burning stove is the only way to go in order to preserve that authentic sauna experience, while others say the convenience and ease of electric heaters is too good to turn down. Further yet, some say infrared heat and all of the benefits that it possesses - even if it does not get as "hot", is totally worth it. In our opinion, all are fantastic options and may be the better choice for any individual customer. Below, you will find an analysis of the different outdoor sauna heater options and why, or why not, one may be the better fit for you.

Outdoor Sauna Heater Option Number 1: Electric Sauna Heaters Outdoor Sauna Heater Option Number 2: Wood Burning Sauna Stove
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Electric sauna heaters are the type of heater that you are able to pour water over rocks to create heat and steam within your sauna. Electric Sauna Heaters provide for a certain temperature set point and are extremely convenient as they allow for expedient heat up time, have minimal up keep requirements, and can be very aesthetically pleasing. However, some may argue that they lack the authenticity that something like a wood burning sauna heater may have.

Those Outdoor Saunas that use a wood burning sauna heater certainly provide the most authentic sauna experience as the fire heats the sauna up and smoke flows out through a chimney. Wood burning saunas also get the hottest out of any sauna heater, as there is no real limit on how hot you can make them. This considered, since you do not have any "direct" control or a way to set the temperature, this can often get too hot if you are not careful. Also, while electrical requirements are not needed for wood burning outdoor saunas, you will need to ensure that you have proper ventilation requirements present which is not always possible with some outdoor sauna units.


Do you have electrical availability for an electric outdoor sauna heater?

Most homes have some sort of electrical availability outside, but whether you can have a line run to the location that you envision installing your sauna is a completely different story. If you do not have electrical options where you want your sauna installed, you may have to select a wood burning stove for your outdoor sauna - we hope you like an authentic experience!

 We will now discuss some of the common types of outdoor saunas, and give you our top recommendation for each:


Outdoor Sauna Recommendations | The Top Outdoor Infrared Sauna: The Clearlight Sanctuary Outdoor 5


Audacia Home exclusively carries Clearight Infrared Saunas in the infrared space. While Clearlight certainly makes the top outdoor infrared saunas on the market, they are unfortunately limited in size to just 2 and 5 person models. In the past, Clearlight has used cedar wood, but more recently has transitioned into a dark grey composite. In our opinion, it looks fantastic, but we have had some customers request the previous cedar color.

The Clearlight 5 Person Outdoor Sauna is the top outdoor infrared sauna on the market, bar none. See below for a brief discussion of some of its highlights:
  • Lifetime Warranty on all components (residential);
  • 77'' x 47'' Interior Size for plenty of space;
  • 3800 Volts of heating capacity;
  • Full spectrum infrared sauna heaters;
  • Built in ergonomic backrest;

The Clearlight 5 Person outdoor infrared sauna is perfect for health conscious customers who envision using their sauna with friends and family, and taking full advantage of the health benefits together!

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Outdoor Sauna Recommendations | The Top Outdoor Barrel Sauna: Thermory 4 Person Barrel Sauna with Porch and Panoramic View


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Barrel saunas are currently the most trendy and unique type of outdoor sauna given their authentic look and feel. Barrel saunas often come in easy to assemble kits, and they also come in a variety of sizes ranging from 3-6 person options. Out of all outdoor saunas, barrel saunas will definitely use wood burning heaters the most common given their naturally authentic look. Many barrel saunas also come with easy-to-install chimney attachments to facilitate the use of a wood burning stove.

What is a Barrel Sauna?

A barrel sauna is exactly how it sounds - a large barrel made into a sauna. We have never come across a barrel sauna that uses infrared heat, so by implication, barrel saunas are almost always a certain subset of traditional saunas. Many barrel saunas will have unique add on features - such as a porch in front of the sauna, or a panoramic view glass window out the back. The most important questions to consider if you are thinking of a barrel sauna are (i) size, (ii) type of heater, (iii) whether you want a back window, (iv) whether you want a porch, and (v) how comfortable/handy you are, as barrel sauna can often require 3-4 hours of set up

Thermory Barrel Saunas

Thermory creates the best barrel saunas on the market, bar none. They use thermally modified wood on all of their products which makes the wood virtually indestructible, and they also have the tallest/largest doorways to allow for ease of access. And we forgot to mention - they are the top from an aesthetic perspective as well. Text

Oh, and - we obviously cannot forget to show you the amazing panoramic view. If you live in the mountains or anywhere with any sort of backyard view, this feature is simply too good to turn down.


Outdoor Sauna Recommendations | The Top Outdoor Traditional Sauna: The Enlighten Sunrise 5


While Barrel saunas are technically traditional saunas in that they use traditional heating technology, for the purposes of this post, the top traditional sauna will use both traditional heat and alsolook like a traditional sauna. Traditional saunas are excellent for customers looking for the hottest options, as a beautiful traditional sauna will be an amazing benefit to any backyard. Many of our outdoor traditional saunas do come pre-fabricated with electric heaters, so if you are dead set on a wood burning stove, it may be worth considering a barrel sauna or speaking with one of our experts about switching the pre-fabricated heater out.

Enlighten Sunrise 5 Outdoor Sauna

The Enlighten Sunrise 5 is made out of beautiful red Canadian Cedar, has loads of bench space, and comes pre-equipped with one of the top electric sauna heaters on the market: the Harvia Kip sauna heater.

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Choosing an Outdoor Sauna - a Conclusion


Audacia Home hopes that the above analysis has helped you determine some of the most important considerations to take into account when deciding upon an outdoor sauna. When making your outdoor sauna decision, keep in mind (i) size preferences and availability, (ii) preferred sauna type, (iii) preferred choice of heater, and (iv) the budget that you are looking to spend. If you keep those four considerations at the forefront of your mind, you will be well on your way to finding the perfect outdoor sauna for you!

If you have any questions throughout your outdoor sauna decision making process, or if you would like to speak with one of our experts for a recommendation, call 844-793-0403 or email info@audaciahome.com, and one of our experts will be delighted to assist you. We wish you well in your buying journey, and we are confident that you will find the perfect outdoor sauna for you!