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You can sleep in a giant floating wine barrel cabin at this Ontario vacation rental

If you love wine so much that you've found yourself wondering what it's like to live the way wine does, this may be the vacation getaway for you.

An Airbnb listing in Essex, Ontario is offering guests the chance to sleep inside of a giant wine barrel floating on Fox Creek, near Lake Erie.

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Your accomodations can be found floating on a dock in the water.

The red cedar barrel is right in the middle of wine country, with views of a number of vineyards and surrounding wildlife including bald eagles, Canadian geese, ducks, herons, and red-tailed foxes.

It's certainly a unique way to enjoy some nature. All electricity within the barrel-cabin is solar powered while a water pump powers the outdoor sink and shower. Classic rental amenities include a grill, firepit and even a 9.4-foot-long rowboat to paddle down the creek with.

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The cozy bed inside the barrel with a waterfront lookout.

A number of bike rentals, beaches and wineries are within walking distance providing ample opportunities to go out, explore, and find something exciting to do that day. 

Visitors who are used to certain ammenities should be warned though, this location comes with no hot water and a porta-potty as the only restroom.

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Some nice open greenspace makes up the cabin's front yard.

There are a number of these barrel cabins available so you and your friends can each camp out in your own cedar barrel, or meet other wine lovers who had the same idea.

During a time when countless people are leaving the city due to rising costs and remote work's new normal, many are jonesing for their first real vacation in over two years.

A road trip to a unique destination is a great way to do something different without having to deal with airports or long train rides.

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A picnic area with a pastoral view.

While it may not quite be a barrel of monkeys, having a barrel of wine to slumber in seems like a fantastic time in its own right.

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