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Sauna Barrels

Are you looking for a barrel sauna kit? Avide Home has you covered with our complete buying guide. 

Avid Home offers a wide selection of indoor or outdoor saunas. Our outdoor saunas are from the world's leading sauna brands, such as Thermory. Browse our sauna collection. You can also contact us to find the size that will offer a perfect sauna session.

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Important Considerations When Choosing a Barrel Sauna

A barrel sauna is a worthwhile investment. Avid Home barrel saunas are constructed with the highest quality tongue and groove lumber staves. You should also consider other factors to ensure you are getting the perfect one. These include:


The size of your barrel sauna is also an important consideration. The recommended size depends on the number of regular users. Barrel saunas can accommodate two to eight people. They are spacious enough for small and large families.

Type of Heater

Another thing to consider is the type of heater. Wood burning heaters provide low humidity levels. However, it is hard to regulate temperature.

Electric heaters offer high temperatures and low humidity. This type of sauna heater is affordable and requires minimal maintenance. However, the downside is an increase in power costs.

Heat and steam offer many health benefits. It also has high operation and upkeep costs. Infrared heaters do not heat the air but the individuals in the sauna. However, long term exposure to infrared light waves causes permanent eye damage.

Wood Type

The durability of your barrel sauna depends on the type of wood. The best wood to use should be from coniferous trees or softwood.

Clear cedar, pine, and spruce are ideal for sauna construction. They insulate better for heat absorption than hardwood. Red cedar is the most popular of these options. It is naturally resistant to insects and moisture. 


Consider choosing a barrel sauna with high-quality extra features. It should include essential components such as benches and doors. Optional features include a changing room, front porch, and a window.

Sauna Accessories

Consider buying a barrel sauna that comes with its accessories. These accessories include shelves, hooks, water buckets, and matching ladles. Other saunas come with thermometers, cradles, LED lights, back rests, and leg lifts.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to build a sauna?

  • Building a sauna takes 3 to 20 hours, depending on size and type. A Prefab sauna kit takes between 2 to 4 hours to install. Building a pre-cut sauna takes 14 to 20 hours.

Should you buy preassembled or barrel sauna kits?

  • Kits that need assembling give you the satisfaction of building your sauna room. It also keeps you from the frustration of building a sauna from scratch.

Why should you opt for a barrel sauna?

  • The barrel shape eliminates unused air space. The rounded ceiling helps to push rising hot air back down.

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It is easy to bring the authentic sauna experience right to your home. We have a vast collection of two to 6 person barrel sauna kits. They are engineered for quality, comfort, and longevity. 

You can also choose from our prefab, indoor, and outdoor sauna kits. Do you have questions or need assistance with installation?  Contact our customer service for assistance with installation.

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