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 +===== Bathhouse =====
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 +[[http://​www.film.queensu.ca/​cj3b/​Military/​Vietnam7.html|{{ :​wiki:​bathhouse.jpg?​200|}}]]
 +In the early days of the Vietnamese community one of their ingenious entrepreneurs had the idea of opening a bathhouse just a bit down the bank to the [[Snoqualmie]] and [[Crescent Lake]]. It’s a bit lower than most of the rest of the [[Nest]] and in spring it’s sometimes flooded by the melting water that is coming down from the [[Cascades]] with the rising temperature.
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 +But it is no bad design. Put on pontoons and anchored with plaststeel cables to the ground it will swim up like a houseboat in those times. The ingeniousness of this design made it possible to get the water out of Crescent Lake and heat it up by a system of pipes they have put under the [[Fields]] and that is heated up by the biological decay processes of the garbage that is rotting there and a thermal heat pump that is getting out warm water for free.
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 +The bathhouse is made of several connected containers with wooden sheeting, that offer public bathing service, and another container where a massage parlour can be found. The girls working there are doing massage and are not prostitutes. The Vietnamese have expended their business from the bathing house to a washing center, where they wash clothes and with that they further expanded into a clothing manufacture,​ where the recycled clothes from the dump get washed, cleaned and sewn to new again.
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 +Together with the [[Pho Xao|restaurant]] of their [[Tung|community leader]] that is placed a few meters above on main street level it is, together with the housings, the basis of the Vietnamese community, called [[Little Hanoi]] at the Nest.
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 +The Bathhouse is also a place to meet people, talk, chat and relax after a hard days work. Tea is offered if you like.
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 +{{tag> Nest Nest_Location Location}}
  
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