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8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna with Porch - 4-6 Person

8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna with Porch - 4-6 Person

Regular price $7,499.00 CAD
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Enjoy the practical elegance of our 8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna with Porch. Built from durable Scandinavian thermowood known for its insulating properties, this sauna accommodates up to six people and features both wood-fired and electric heating options. It's designed for straightforward self-assembly, providing a serene space for relaxation and socializing. Perfect for those who appreciate the health benefits of sauna use, it's a functional addition to any outdoor space.

Product Features

  • 6-person capacity, plus porch
  • Quick heating to 195°F in roughly an hour
  • Wood or electric heating options
  • Made from durable Scandinavian thermowood
  • Stainless steel components for longevity
  • Easy assembly with pre-cut lumber
  • Includes water bucket, ladle, and sauna rocks
  • Soft lighting and ergonomic benches for comfort
  • Ships across Canada and the U.S.
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Lasting Health Benefits

Make your backyard the oasis you deserve with a quality built outdoor sauna.

A Scandinavian Tradition

Unwind in your own private oasis for relaxation, health, and well-being right at your doorstep.

Highest Quality & Best Value

Our saunas are crafted with a commitment to the highest quality craftsmanship, ensuring each piece not only meets but exceeds industry standards, offering unparalleled durability and performance.

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Product Description

8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna with Porch 

Need a hand? Give us a call at 1-877-446-3565 

Around the world, particularly in Scandinavian countries, saunas have been used for thousands of years for their social and therapeutic benefits.

Each Backcountry Scandinavian barrel sauna kit can be paired with either a wood-fired or electric heater of your choice and includes a wooden water bucket and ladle, sauna rocks, a combination thermometer/hydrometer gauge, interior seating benches, and lighting.

Our easy-to-follow instructions for self-assembly make setting up your barrel sauna a breeze. No special tools or carpentry skills are required, and our instructions are written with the DIY customer in mind. All lumber pieces are pre-cut, and assembly typically takes less than 3-4 hours. Upgrade your backyard or recreational property with a therapeutic Scandinavian barrel sauna.

The Scandinavian barrel sauna is held in place by sturdy stainless steel bands and minimal fasteners (see photos). This system allows the lumber staves to expand and contract to form a tight seal, and the unit sits on polymer support cradles that loft the sauna’s undercarriage off the ground (see photo). The Scandinavian barrel sauna design is noted for its efficiency, even distribution of heat, and visual appeal. In addition, the front sauna porch creates a visually appealing and helpful outside sitting area — a place to hold towels or drinks or to serve as a relaxing place to cool off between sauna rounds.

Proudly made from Scandinavian thermowood! Thermowood is created by heat-treating Scandinavian softwood to temperatures ranging from 180 – 230° in special chamber kilns for up to 96 hours. Steam is a protective gas that helps prevent the wood from splitting and becoming damaged during treatment. The end result is a product that is dimensionally stable, resistant to rot and fungi, and anti-microbial. As an added benefit, this process also vastly improves its insulating properties, the ideal characteristic for saunas.

Want to learn more about thermowood? Check our wood comparison page here

The door hinges, heater, fasteners, and bands are made of stainless steel. In addition, the sauna has a tempered, tinted full glass door with self-closing hinges.

These saunas will heat quickly--to as much as 195 F (90 Celsius) in under an hour. Every Backcountry barrel sauna comes with a wood-fired or electric stainless steel heater, water bucket & ladle, sauna rocks, and ergonomic backrest so that you may begin enjoying the authentic sauna experience soon as the assembly is complete.

Soft interior lighting, opposite-facing benches that allow bathers to enjoy good conversation, and a sturdy heater fence made from aromatic cedar or pine scents all promote the authentically relaxing experience that is a tradition in the Scandinavian sauna experience.

We ship our saunas all across Canada and the United States to sauna enthusiasts who enjoy the wellness benefits of heat and steam.

    Product Specs

    Product Diagram



     Seating Capacity 4 - 6 people depending on the seating arrangement as well as the size and proximity of the bathers
    Wood Type Scandanavian Thermowood
    Exterior Dimensions 94 ¾” L x 72 ¾” W x 76 ½” H
    Weight 1,150 lbs.
    Accessories Included Bucket and ladle, back rest, sauna rocks, light fixture
    Door Tempered glass door included
    Porch Included 
    Number of Cradles 3
    Heater Wood Burning or Electric
    Electrical Requirements

    110V for lighting and 240V for heater

    Electric Heater Information

    Welcome to our Electric Sauna Heater Comparison guide. Here, you'll find an in-depth look at various electric sauna heaters, tailored to help you navigate through the nuances of each model. We've designed this page to assist you in understanding the key features, benefits, and any drawbacks, ensuring you make the most informed decision for your sauna setup. Whether you're prioritizing efficiency, design, or specific functionalities, our comprehensive comparison will lead you to the heater that best aligns with your sauna dreams.

    For inquiries or more detailed information about our sauna heaters, feel free to contact us at 877-446-3565. Our team is available to assist you from 8am to 5pm PST, Monday through Friday.


    Toule 6KW Sauna Heater w/ On Heater Controls Toule

    Available in 6kW & 9KW Models: $786 - $949 CAD

    For the price point vs quality, it doesn't get much better than this! This heater is the best bang for your buck both in its reliability and the features of this specific model (offboard digital controls, timers, etc.).


    • Auxiliary output controls for lights, fans etc.
    • Delayed Start Feature
    • ETL safety listed
    • Digital controller
    • Offered at a steep discount when purchased with a Backcountry sauna.


    • Not the most "attractive"


    Harvia KIP 8KW # #seotitle## Backcountry Recreation

    Available in 6kW & 8W Models: $1199 - $1399 CAD

    Harvia has been the biggest name in sauna heaters for over 70 years! The Harvia FLB model, made by Harvia in Finland, is a traditional Finnish-style wall-mounted sauna heater. What this one lacks in special and aesthetic features; it makes up for in heat and getting the job done.


    • Extremely reliable
    • Easy to use
    • Great for rental units or Airbnb
    • Durable stainless-steel components
    • ETL safety listed


    • Expensive for so few features
    • No remote control

    Harvia Cilindro

    Harvia Cilindro PC90 # #seotitle## Backcountry Recreation

    The Harvia Cilindro heater, known for its unique design featuring a massive stone quantity, offers a blend of gentle and powerful steam options. It's ideal for those seeking a versatile sauna experience, capable of creating a traditional sauna atmosphere with the convenience of electric heating.


    • Large stone capacity enhances the sauna experience with gentle or intense steam.
    • Stylish design with visible stones at the front, adding aesthetic appeal to any sauna.
    • The pillar form allows for freedom in sauna design and easy embedding into the bench.
    • Stainless steel construction ensures durability and longevity.
    • Optional Wifi Control for ease of use with the digital Harvia Xenio control panel.


    • Stones must be purchased separately, adding to the overall cost.
    • Primarily designed for larger sauna rooms, which may not suit smaller home saunas.
    • Longer heat up times

    With its modern yet traditional functionality, the Harvia Cilindro is perfect for sauna users who enjoy customizing their sauna sessions with varying steam intensity, all while adding a touch of elegance to their sauna space.


    HUUM Hive Mini Electric Sauna Heater 9 kW HUUM

    Available in 6kW, 9kW, or 10.5kW Models

    These are one of our best sellers! The Huum line of products offers a more traditional sauna experience by limiting metal and increasing total rock surface area. This provides a closer wood-fired experience with the reliability of electricity. Many of our customers prefer the design of the Huum as it is an accent piece against the backdrop of your high-quality wood sauna.


    • Wifi Controller
    • HUGE amount of thermal mass (rocks)
    • Looks fantastic
    • Auxiliary controls for fans, lights, etc.
    • Certified to CSA/UL and CE standards


    • Can require some troubleshooting


    HUUM DROP Electric Sauna Heater 9 KW HUUM

    Available in 6kW and 9 KW Models

    Very similar to the Huum Hive and Huum Hive Mini. The Huum Drop offers a round design that softens and livens up the angular interior of a classic sauna, giving it a touch of elegance. But DROP isn’t only about the looks. This compact wall-mounted heater can actually fit up to 55 kg of stones, exceeding most wood-burning stoves and guaranteeing long-lasting steam.


    • Wifi Controller
    • HUGE amount of thermal mass (rocks)
    • Looks fantastic
    • Auxiliary controls for fans, lights, etc.
    • Certified to CSA/UL and CE standards


    • Can require some troubleshooting


    Packaging & Shipping

    Wooden Crate
    96” L x 44” W x 33” H

    Warranty Information

    Our wooden saunas come with a 1-year limited warranty. Our Harvia Electric Sauna Heaters and Harvia Sauna Stoves also come with a 1-year limited warranty. Please refer to:

    Add-Ons Information


    Shower off after a sauna session or clean up before hopping in the hot tub. The shower's classic cedar look is perfect for backyards and is the ideal pairing with any of our saunas or hot tubs. In addition, it allows an easy installation process, so why not treat yourself to a shower in the great outdoors?



    Shower off after a sauna session or clean up before hopping in the hot tub. The shower's classic cedar look is perfect for backyards and is the ideal pairing with any of our saunas or hot tubs. In addition, it allows an easy installation process, so why not treat yourself to a shower in the great outdoors?



    Protect your sauna from the elements and keep it looking its best for longer by protecting the wood with a shingled roof. We recommend adding these asphalt shingles to keep water off the sauna and increase the wood’s longevity. The shingles are black in color. Note* not installing a roof system of some sort may result in water seepage into the sauna.



    Don't love the look of shingles? Prefer the natural look of wood? Consider a removable rain cover that can be put on or taken off depending on the weather.



    Turn the round bottom of your barrel sauna into a flat floor. Just like our sauna, this flooring is made with the highest quality wood and designed to fit all our barrel saunas. Upgrade your sauna experience with flat flooring.


    Sauna Accessory Bundle Backcountry Recreation


    (May be different than pictured due to availability)


    Sauna Backrest Two Pack Backcountry Recreation


    Relax against this beautifully crafted Dynamic Canadian Hemlock S-Shaped ergonomic backrest, the ultimate accessory to your sauna! The S-Shaped ergonomic backrest. The backrest is not intended for sitting or standing on, its weight capacity is 275 pounds. No assembly required.



    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Can’t beat the price !

    We spent months looking at all the Canadian producers for outdoor saunas, and found that Backcountry offers the highest quality for the best price. Set up was a little longer than advertised but overall we are very happy with the product and service we received.

    Peter Oberle
    Great product. Great service.

    My wife and I picked up the sauna from the warehouse on a uhaul trailer. Took it to our cottage. When we opened the crate, all was exactly as promised. After sale support was terrific. All my questions answered. Great quality product. No problems with assembly. Based on my experience, I would highly recommend backcountry if you are buying a sauna!