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Can You Move a Barrel Sauna with Ease? | Shop Shym Saunas Now

Wondering on how to move a barrel sauna? In this post, we’re not only delving into the art of moving a barrel sauna but also presenting an innovative solution for crafting a mobile sauna!

Whether you’re seeking to transport your existing sauna to a new location or considering the exciting prospect of designing a sauna built for mobility, stay with us to explore the possibilities. Let’s dive into the world of movable saunas!

Outdoor/Indoor Western Red Cedar Barrel Sauna Specifications

  • Premium Canadian Western Red Cedar construction
  • Finnish-style staves, benches, and cradles made with high-quality Cedar Wood
  • Suitable for both outdoor and indoor setups
  • Available in two standard sizes:
    • Length 1,500 mm – 2 person sauna
    • Length 1,800 mm – 3 to 4 person sauna
  • Glass door for light entry while retaining heat
  • Seamless assembly: Pre-cut pieces, minimal need for sawing or cutting
  • DIY sauna kit with accessories (rocks, benches, lamp)
  • Weight: 250-350 kg
  • 304# stainless steel straps, hinges, fasteners, hardware, and accents

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Moving a Barrel Sauna

mobile sauna on trailer

One of the best aspects of barrel saunas is their mobility. Whether you’re changing residences or simply want a change of scenery, you can move a barrel sauna with ease. These saunas can be lifted and moved with a crane without disassembly, making the process straightforward.

If you’re moving while the sauna is fully assembled, you can even fit it through an entryway if the diameter allows. So, if you anticipate moving in the future, a wood barrel sauna could make your life more convenient.

DIY Moving your Barrel Sauna

If you prefer doing it without hiring any professional help, you certainly can do it! This is a practical solution when you plan on transporting it for a longer distance, and you have limitations for cargo space. Here’s some steps to guide you in moving your barrel sauna

Choose a New Location

Start by selecting the new spot for your sauna. Consider factors like privacy, space, and proximity to amenities such as showers. Ensure that the new location suits your needs.

Prepare the New Site

Prepare the new location following sauna site preparation guidelines. Whether you’re moving it within your home or elsewhere, make sure the spot is suitable. As we’ve always said, make sure to have a flat area prepared, preferably a concrete platform where you can mount the barrel sauna.

Disconnect the Sauna

Before moving, ensure that the sauna heater is disconnected from the power source. This step requires the expertise of a licensed electrician for safety.


Refer to the sauna manual and begin the disassembly process in reverse order. You may not need to disassemble all components fully, depending on the sauna type. Disassembling the sauna will allow for a smaller cargo space, which can be cheaper and practical especially when you’re doing it by yourself.

Transport the Sauna Components

If you’re moving the sauna within your property, you and your friends can transport the components to the new location. For longer moves, secure the components for transportation.

Reassemble the Sauna

Rebuild the sauna by following the assembly instructions in order. If you encounter any challenges, you always can contact us for guidance.

Reconnect Electrical Components

Once the sauna is in its new location, contact the electrician to reconnect the electrical components. This includes lighting and heating (if an electrical heater is installed).

Creating a Mobile Sauna

If you want your barrel sauna to constantly be moving and changing scenery, this is the better option for you!
With a mobile sauna, you have the freedom to take your sauna on the road, to the perfect spot by the lake, in the heart of the forest, or even right in your backyard.

To make this, the one thing you should take great consideration in is the trailer for the barrel sauna. Here are some factors you need to consider if you want to have your own mobile barrel sauna:

Custom-Built Trailer

Your mobile barrel sauna starts with a custom-built trailer designed specifically to your barrel sauna.

A Secure Way to Hold the Sauna

The trailer should be equipped with specialized brackets meticulously crafted to securely hold your barrel sauna in place during transport. These brackets are tailored to the sauna’s unique design, ensuring it remains stable even when you’re on the move.

Spacious Platform

Inside the trailer, you’ll need ample space that allows you to comfortably step onto the trailer and access your sauna.


Stability is paramount for a smooth sauna experience on the road. The trailer we have features drop-down legs strategically positioned to provide maximum stability.

Easy Access to Essentials

A mobile barrel sauna wouldn’t be complete without easy access to essentials. The trailer should allow access to the sauna essentials, especially, the heater.

In our case, our trailer comes with an extended drawbar that simplifies access to the firewood box, ensuring you can keep the firewood heater stoked without hassle. The location of the access point for the door is also designed for easy accessibility, making it a breeze to load firewood and maintain a clean sauna interior.

Hydraulic Braking System

Safety is a top priority, especially when you’re towing your sauna on the road. That’s why we recommend a trailer equipped with a hydraulic braking system. This ensures you have full control and peace of mind while you travel.

Wrapping up

Moving a barrel sauna is entirely feasible, whether you choose to disassemble it, transport it intact, or even consider the unique option of creating a mobile barrel sauna. Regardless of your choice, thorough planning, professional assistance when needed, and careful handling are essential for a successful move.

Finally opting for a barrel sauna with these advantages? Shym Saunas has you covered. Explore our range of barrel saunas and discover the expertise and support we offer to meet all your sauna needs. Check out Shym Saunas today and embark on your journey to sauna bliss.

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