In February 2014 I decided I wanted to build a spa where I can do massage. My thought was to excavate below our home. I got a bid from a local contractor for $50K! “UM . . . no!”. And I was very sad. But then i remembered one of the benefits of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder . . . the ability to compulsively obsess on a project. This only happens when I feel passionate about something. I truly needed this dream to materialize! I started construction in June of 2014 and finished November 2014!
At this point in the project I took a trip to Palm Desert California to get schooled on Watsu (more on this later) and to drive to Woodinville, Washington to pick up my cedar sauna from Cedarbrook Saunas.
Now for more Demo!! Love Demo!!
This garage was constructed in 1945 with cinder blocks which are sturdy but not a good insulating product. So, I installed 1″ furrow stripes throughout the interior of the spa and use a sheets dense foam insulation.
One of the major features at Metta Mountain Spa is a hand crafted Ofuro. Ofuro is a deep Japanese style soaking tub. Traditionally the tub is made from a Japanese pine called Hinoki. These tube were totally out of my budget! So, I have to DIY it! I came across a couple that had created an Ofuro using concrete! I can do that!