With Finnish heritage, Chad Lipka was introduced to the sauna culture at a young age. Growing up, sauna was just what you did on Wednesday and Saturday nights as a matter of course.
Chad discovered the uniqueness of tent sauna a few years ago after receiving one as a gift from a friend. Living next to Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater cold plunge, Chad saw an opportunity to get the word out about this ancient practice.
He bought a few additional tent saunas and began renting them out to people in the area as a fun way to spread sauna accessibility. After doing that for a while, Chad noticed the lack of supply of tent saunas in the U.S.
“With the permanent sauna structures being not mobile at all and costing upwards of 50K, I thought that tent sauna was a great way of spreading sauna culture and accessibility,” Chad said.
With a master’s degree in psychology, Chad believes that sauna is a great way of relaxing, slowing down your mind, and becoming reconnected with yourself, others, and the world.