To build banya is not expensive. A simple one is made of two rooms. One is a dressing room – bed, table, drinks, towels, bunches of tree branches. And sauna itself with two level benches. The top one for who like hot conditions, the bottom one is bit cooler. Then you have a boiler with hot water and heated stones to get hot steam. Many people have summer residence houses – the ‘dacha’ Most summer residence houses have ‘banya’. But we have saunas in various complexes. Often, they are in swimming pools but can be separate.

What surprised me is that regular Finland’s apartments include sauna. Just like we have shower and bath in apartments.