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Q: Sweat Huts ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Sweat Huts
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: charlie4243-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 23 Sep 2002 13:28 PDT
Expires: 23 Oct 2002 13:28 PDT
Question ID: 68160
I need to know specifically the minimum dimensions for a circular
sweat hut assuming a 24" diameter pit in the center to hold the heated
stones.  Is an eight-foot diameter (three feet around the pit) too
small?  Any detailed directions for constructing a sweat hut would be
a plus.
Subject: Re: Sweat Huts
Answered By: rico-ga on 23 Sep 2002 14:29 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
An eight foot diameter seems to be the minimum, Charlie, given a
two-foot diameter pit. There are a number of "Building a Sweat Lodge"
pages.  This one at...

...notes, "a practical lodge about 8 feet in diameter will hold 4-6
people." with "a small pit about 2 feet wide in the center of the
lodge." As you'll see, the page has detailed instructions for building
a hut/lodge.

According to "Building a Sweat Lodge" at...

"Sit cross-legged on the ground facing the [rock pit's] outer edge ,
and leave at least a foot or two between your knees and the center
[rock pit's] outer edge." The guide recommends a minimum nine-foot
diameter lodge which "will seat twelve people comfortably" using a 24"
diameter pit. The page also goes on to give detailed instructions on
building a sweat lodge.

Two other pages dealing with  sweat lodges or hut you may find of
interest... (many links on this
page.  Unfortunately, many are also broken).


charlie4243-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Excellent information!  Thanks!

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