Yet another creative manifestation of the shipping container, the Sauna Box from CastorÂ is entirely self-sufficient, getting its electric power from solar panels and heat from a wood-fired stove for sustainability. An insulated 96â€ cube of sculptural corten steel (it is not a true shipping container), the water-tight Sauna Box is a custom-built prefab structure, can be shipped anywhere, and requires very little in the way of site preparation.
Inside, youâ€™ll find hand-made carved stone stools, a stone sink, and custom metal and wood details. While youâ€™re getting your sweat on, you can listen to your favorite tunes through the iPod-friendly stereo, or practice your rock band solo with the electric guitar hook-up. A magnetic truck light provides adequate and moveable lighting when your candles donâ€™t provide the right ambience. Bronze antlers add a humoristâ€™s touch.
Get your Sauna Box for as low as US$41,000 from Castor, the design team of Kei Ng and Brian Richer, whose aesthetic incorporates the reuse of materials and â€œa sense of irreverenceâ€Â to define interiors. Working together since 2006, and based in Toronto, where they also own and operate theÂ Parts & Labour restaurant, Castor Design has worked on variety of projects and products around the world.