Where to Find Canadian Sleeping Barrels

The maximum size for an auxiliary building is 10 sm or about 100 sf without requiring a permit and inspection. It can be any length and width that does not exceed that floor area. If those are outside dimensions (not interior) then yes, no permit is required.

Howard Leung, Principal | M.Arch, LEED AP
Sandrin Leung Inc.
604 747 2037 (office)

Our Canadian sleeping barrels have become a welcome and popular choice for many eco-tourism operations throughout Vancouver Island and beyond. In addition to many private purchases, our Canadian sleeping barrels may be seen and rented at the following recreational locations:

Dave & Katy’s in Pender Harbor

Pender Harbor

GPO Charters, Ucluelet

Contact GPO if you’re interested in renting one out for a weekend!


GPO Charters GPO Charters

Pacheedaht First Nations Campground in Port Renfrew

First Nations Campground
First Nations CampgroundFirst Nations Campground

Pheasant Glen Golf Resort – Qualicum Beach

Pheasant Glen Golf Resort

How about a barrel cut right into a cabin as a second bedroom?

Second bedroom

We made one of our sleeping barrels look like a covered wagon:

Covered wagon barrel

Have your own idea? Let us know!

A private overnight rental in the Courtenay area

Overnight rental

Or you could stop in to our showroom and actually sit in the one on our deck. This boasts a king-size bed, a mini wood stove that will take a 7″ log, mini fridge with Keurig coffee maker.

Showroom is at 3518 Brittain Boulevard in the Whiskey Creek area outside Parksville, BC on Vancouver Island.

Showroom barrel

Showroom barrel

Now we are off to Bowen Island. All 7 feature our mini wood stove:

Bowen Island

Will take a 7″ log and has a glass door so you get the flicker of the flame at night. Eco-fan will blow the heat around so no need for electricity. Ask to see our mini roaster. It sits on top of the stove so you can roast a chicken or piece of beef or bake a loaf of bread.

This is a private barrel on a private island in Ontario.

Private barrel

This is the start of a private sports retreat in Vancouver, BC. They now have a sleeping barrel, toilet/shower barrel, and a cedar tub.

Next we move back to Ontario. This has to be the nicest setup ever. Check out the professional photography:

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2 sleeping barrels

They have 2 sleeping barrels overlooking the lake.

Available Upgrades

There is nothing we can’t do to make your sleeping barrel everything you dreamed of.   We offer a mini fridge, coffee maker, fan, heater, wine rack, glass rack and microwave or ANYTHING you can dream up.  We can build a range of bed / sleeping configurations including:  King, Queen, Single or bunk beds – we can even do pet beds!

Have an idea? Let’s work together to make it a reality!

Gravel Foundation Pad

We can install a pad for your sleeping barrel using this fantastic new honeycomb base! Gravel foundations are the perfect concrete alternative and are easy to install.

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We Build to Your Specifications!

We now offer a combination barrel sauna / sleeping barrel thanks to our newest client.

It is a barrel sauna with electric heater and benches on both sides, however when company arrives, the center insert is taken from storage and placed in the center making the sauna into a sleeping platform. If the guest gets cold, they simply turn the electric sauna heater on low.