David Beckham buys an Estonian-made sauna to keep warm

The high-profile former English professional footballer, David “Golden Balls” Beckham, has instantly made igloo-style saunas manufactured by the Estonian company, Iglucraft, more well-known.

The former soccer star bought the Estonian-made sauna for his mansion in the Cotswolds area of Oxfordshire, England. “Thank you to @iglucraft. I’m loving it with this cold weather right now,” Beckham said to his over 52 million followers in an Instagram post that showed him resting on a bench outside of the sauna.

The igloo-style sauna Beckham bought is pre-manufactured and fits six people. In addition to a steam room and a relax room, the triple sauna also comes with a washing room for a quick wash after an extensive sauna session. Iglucraft describes the washing room as “old school”, without running water, although it’s possible to add a shower upon a client’s request.

The sauna, costing €14,000, is also equipped with benches, foot stools, relax room benches and a heater of the client’s choice.

Known for his range of passing, crossing ability and bending free-kicks as a right winger, David Beckham has been hailed as one of the greatest midfielders of all time. He retired from the professional football in May 2013 after a 20-year career. A global ambassador for the sport, Beckham is regarded as a British cultural icon and maintains a large presence in the social media and in the UK’s public life, along with his wife, Victoria Beckham, a former member of the 90s pop group Spice Girls.


Cover: David Beckham resting on a bench outside of the Iglucraft sauna. Images courtesy of Iglucraft.

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About the author: Silver Tambur

Silver Tambur is the cofounder and Editor-in-Chief of Estonian World. He has previously studied journalism at the University of Tartu, and politics and society at the Birkbeck College, University of London. Silver has been the editor at the Estonian Public Broadcasting’s news service in English, as well as contributing for the Business Sense magazine in the UK, Deutsche Welle and Radio New Zealand. You can also follow him on Twitter and like his page on Facebook. You can write to Silver at silver@estonianworld.com.