mobile saunas

This is the international mobile sauna fleet

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Woodhead on Spliffbreaks

29 September 2015

@Spliffbreaks asked to interview me @basscoastproj. I said yes, as long as we did the interview in the mobile sauna. At first they were a little worried about the camera getting salty and steamy. In the end they risked their expensive recording equipment and went for it. Watch the interview here:

"While during our visit to the 2015 Bass Coast Music Festival, we had the chance to interview Darren Woodhead or simply known to many as, Woodhead. Being the veteran in the House/Techno and Festival scenes in Vancouver and surrounding areas of British Columbia that he is, his insight on not only music but also the festival culture on a whole is in depth and extensive. Spliff Breaks was lucky enough to soak up some of those experiences with him during our time spent at this amazing festival.

Woodhead and John Zee discuss mobile saunas and The Sauna Sessions, the Vancouver Electronic music scene/community, Woodhead's early days and the Soundwave Festival (Tofino, B.C.), differences from earlier party days to more current music festivals, what excites Woodhead about the current rave scene and much more.."

Host / Producer: John Zee
Twitter X Instagram X Facebook: @spliffbreaks

Filmed by Spencer Rieu and Paddy Lane -

Video edited by: Spencer Rieu

Twitter: @DarrenWoodhead

Bass Coast:
Instagram X Twitter: @BassCoastProj

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surf sauna.jpg

Check this brilliant barrel shaped mobile sauna on a trailer made by some guys in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Exactly what you need if you like to surf in ice water. Mobile saunas can safe lives and toes, It's safe to say these guys know what's up. Check them out:

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Back to the Banks 2011

04 January 2011

Ok the two nights at the Two Kings 10 year sauna sweatacular were dope, but we've got one more: we're going back to Spanish Banks tonight for another beach mission. Maybe you were there for the epic acid Laser Zepplin after party circa 2005? Maybe you biked in for our Spanish banks ice trilogy in December 2009? Or maybe you just heard how amazing it is to stand sipping cider steaming naked in the moonlight on the beach in winter with an epic view of Vancouver and the north shore mountains. You can't rent beachfront moments like this in this city, you just have to own it. Like tonight. Second-to-last parking lot at Spanish Banks, 8 till late.

Posted by karlis

10 years of saunasessions

02 January 2011
Sauna party Intention Jan 1 2001

So 10 years ago we had this idea to build a sauna in a truck and drive it up to the Intention festival for new years eve. That sunday we had a few peeps over for a sweat. We did it again the next week. And every week since. 10 sweaty years. This saturday, Jan 1, and this sunday Jan 2 we'll be trying to figure out what happened and celebrating all those buckets of persperation. Bring some tunes, some tea, any old sauna party photos, and of course, bring a towel. 2Kings estate, 4093 Dumphries, basically on Kingsway just east of Knight st, across from the Rona, 8 till late.

Posted by karlis

Creation Slayshun

28 September 2010

OK that may have been the most epic saunasession ever (or at least "one of the. . ."). KLC was closing down the Creation Station in Whistler and we went up there to heat it up. The tension started building when the truck (of course) broke down before we even started moving, but you know we're dope so we got that shit operational. Were we doing gung fu cha styles on a stove in the cab during a rainstorm on the way up? Oh yea. Epic sweats for two days in whistler jumping in the river at Function Junction? Check. 2 days of dressup with hot peeps and limitless wardrobe? Freestyling for 16 hours with a mic feed live from the sauna? Rapping in a real fucking bear's face? Ride back to Van with CP and Professor Prawns and a blown transmission with only two gears? Fuck yaaaah.

Posted by karlis

Seshin in Whistler

26 September 2010

So don't come to my house in East Van Sunday night cause I'm in Whister closing out KLC's infamous Creation Station (at Function Junction) in some serious saunasession style. You know the deets, bring a towel! What I hear is that Prawnsie and CP will be out too so you know there's gonna be something freestyle serious

Posted by karlis

Killer sauna weekend

09 August 2010

This is like the international sauna super weekend. First, we have the sauna sitting championships in Finland where the finals got so intense one Russian guy died and the Finn got taken to the hospital in critical condition (but totally victorious?). Also this weekend was the Teuva mobile sauna festival now in it's 4th year I think, and things are heating up. Latvia comes back from nowhere (since Ponijpirts dissapeared) with two stellar entries including this pirate ship sauna. We're still waiting for more photos! And of course here in East Van the sauna was as hot as the freestyle session. Stupid HSTax just raised the price of a tank of propane, I think we're gonna just start plugging the mics into the sauna stove from now on. Might get too hot though, we don't want to kill anyone.

Posted by karlis

No one can compete with our killer campsite

We just rolled the truck back from Squamish! Holy fuck, Basscoast!

The police were so stoked about the saunatruck they insisted we get a tow from Lions Bay up to Squamish after we hung out with them for an hour or two on the highway. By the time we got to the festival our special agents had our riverfront site marked out ready for 4 days of sweaty nights and icewater plunges. The truck was made for this. We were made for this.

Woodhead slayed the Slay Bay for his signature 4am set

01. Redlight feat. Roses Gabor - Stupid
02. Sony - Sugar Rush
03. Suncylcle - No More Feat. Mavado (Redlight & Toddla T Remix)
04. DJ Zinc - Killa Sound feat No Lay
05. Footsteps - Tip Toe
06. Jack Beats - Out Of Body
07. Drop The Lime - Set Me Free (Harvard Bass remix)
08. Warrior One - Bad Like Jimmy Cliff
09. MJ Cole Feat. Serocee - AO (Mj's Open Your Gob Dubb)
10. Spoonface - Wine Pon Dem
11. The Partysquad - Murderer
12. Malente & ManroX - Spend Ur Cash
13. Neighbour and Spilt Milk - Get With This (Sofalumpkins remix)
14. Crookers - Put Your Hands On Me (Solo Remix)
15. Bobby & Klein - Get That Bass
16. Roska - In Your Handbag
17. Zombie Disco Squad - Vie
18. Buraka Som Sistema - Yah! (feat_Petty)
19. NB Funky - Nutz
20. Gregor Salto - Just For Fun

Big thanks to the Basscoast girls and crew!

Posted by karlis

Toonen Sauna

04 April 2010
Toonen Sauna

After Netherlands sauna crew sold the Verhagen Sauna they missed it so much they build new one, Toonen Sauna. The interior work on this one is fabulous.

Another new addition between SF and Reno in Nevada City, USA is Hojjisauna showing you don't need fancy carpentry to get sweaty. Maybe you'll see this one in Black Rock?

Posted by karlis


09 February 2010
Saunabus LT

Just picked up a new mobile sauna for the fleet. Saunabus-LT is a tight little saunabus in Vilnius, Lithuania. This one completes our Baltic sauna trilogy with the Latvian Ponijpirts and the Estonian Autosaun and Firetrucksauna crews. Someone's gotta do a tour someday and try all these out. Check out more photos at the saunabus-LT website

Posted by karlis

mobiilisauna with HOT TUB

18 November 2008

(Paimio, FINLAND) From Heikki Halkosaari we have this mobiilisauna which is as far as we know the second mobile sauna/hottub combo trailer in the world (the other being "the Ark" in Oregon, USA). So check it out, sauna plus hot tub and fold-out deck action. Two wood stoves, one for the sauna, and one immersed in the tub. 220 litre water tank and the 2100 litre tub seats 6 (maybe 10 for us, hey?). LED mood lighting. Roll up with this craft and you will impress your friends bigtime.

Posted by karlis


When you can't get to a sauna you can vent your frustration by throwing a virtual rag doll off the sauna benches in this epic sauna videogame from the makers of the dismount series including truck dismount and stair dismount which I have not yet tried but if anyone has a windows machine please try it out and let me know your top score. Who will win the saunasessions sauna dismount world championship grandmaster title towel?

Thanks to Luke from PBS.

Posted by karlis

Roofrack sauna

15 October 2008

(Teuva, Finland) Although it looks like a sauna roofrack, the sauna is actually part of the white station wagon, the house on top is just an extension so you can have some headroom. The stove is in the passenger seat, so I guess the driver can stoke the fire while driving. The driver also has the lowest seat, so they won't get as hot as the people sweating upstairs. Don't take this into an underground parkade.

Another one from vascellari's photostream.

Posted by karlis


(Kotka, Finland) Deadlines can be a bitch. First you say, "yea, we'll bring our new mobile sauna to your event" but then you have to build it, and if you run out of time you have two options. You can cancel and loose face or show up with what you have. Like these guys. Except it turns out the guy with the beard is a magician and doesn't need any walls to keep the heat in. The crew from Saunaseura Kipakka is rolling in this parade having a good sweat anyway.

Posted by karlis

Sauna Dory

16 September 2008

(Teuva, FINLAND) If you look past the lavender pink sauna dory and the matching bikini, you'll see in the background of the photo there's a sauna traffic jam on the street outside the Mobile Sauna Festival. That's why they built their sauna on a boat, they were tired of the commute.

From Andrea Vascellari's photostream

Posted by karlis

BC Mobile Sauna Society

The BCMSS is a sauna society based in Vancouver, BC. We host sauna sessions and operate our mobile saunas.

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