I used to live in Finland and these structures are very common. Many families also build a structure like this one that is designed for their sauna. It's commonly said in Finland that you're not really a man unless you can build your own sauna and sauna house. I guess I'll never be a man, because the skills those gentlemen displayed in the video were impressive and beyond my reach. I wish our county planning boards were a bit less up tight and allowed people to build what they want, such as this log structure, without all the buracracy. One of the things I miss most about Finland is all the wooden structures that last hundreds of years. Google images for the city of Porvo, Finland, which is famous for its wood structures.