Airbnb has no shortage of unique places to stay, so what about sleeping in a wine barrel as it floats placidly along a Canadian river?

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This Airbnb is inside a wine barrel floating on Canada's Fox Creek in Ontario © Airbnb

In Essex, in Ontario's wine region, you can rent out a houseboat shaped like a wine barrel and enjoy incredible views of the local wildlife and surrounding vineyards as it bobs with the rhythm of Fox Creek’s current. Don’t worry, though, the cabin is tethered to the shore so there won’t be any risk of you sailing away. 

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From the bed, guests can see the river and the landscape outside, as well as catching sight of the local wildlife © Airbnb

This 9.4ft-long  boat runs on solar power and has a tiki bar, front lounge chairs and a BBQ grill, as well as a queen-sized bed that looks out onto the landscape. The only thing to take note of is that the toilet, while present, is outside and on the shore – but it’s all part of the adventure experience, after all.

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This Airbnb has stellar reviews and it's definitely a great glamping experience © Airbnb

The cabin is only half an hour away from Point Pelee National Park, and a perfect way to “enjoy all the wine country has to offer.” The starting price of one night ranges from $180 to $200 depending on the period, and you can check availability here.

Currently, the Canadian-US border is closed to travelers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check with all relevant government authorities before planning any travel. 

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