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The "Family Fun Hub" Community Dining/Entertainment Barrel - Home Living Luxury


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The "Family Fun Hub" Community Dining/Entertainment Barrel - Home Living Luxury

You can customise our bespoke pods to suit your exact requirements. Whether it's a glamping pod, a home office, or any other manner of design, get in contact with us to discover how we can tailor this pod precisely to your needs.

Introducing our "Family Fun Hub" Community Dining/Entertainment Barrel, the ultimate gathering spot for families and friends at any glamping site. Designed with communal usage in mind, this barrel comes equipped with a long central table, perfect for dining, cooking, and socializing.

Picture cosy evenings spent with loved ones, gathered around the table enjoying a freshly prepared BBQ or engaging in lively board game sessions with the kids. Our communal glamping barrel is designed to bring families and friends together, creating unforgettable memories and cherished moments.

With dimensions of 2.2m in diameter by 4.4m in length, our standard size barrel can comfortably accommodate up to 16 individuals. However, we can also customize the configuration to accommodate smaller or larger groups, depending on your needs.

Inside the barrel, you'll find a spacious 9 m2 room complete with a central table and two benches, providing ample seating for everyone. Two entrances, located on the front and back walls, ensure easy access to the barrel, while vertical windows on each side of the door allow plenty of natural light to illuminate the interior.

Whether you're hosting a family reunion, celebrating a special occasion, or simply enjoying a weekend getaway with friends, our "Family Fun Hub" Community Dining/Entertainment is the perfect setting for bringing people together in the great outdoors.    



Key Features   

  1. Premium Grade Spruce Wood: The walls and flooring of the pod are meticulously crafted from premium Norwegian spruce wood. This exquisite wood not only lends natural beauty to the interior but is also carefully selected for its remarkable durability and the appealing grain patterns.
  2. Exterior Painting: The pod is professionally spray-painted in your chosen colour, providing a high-quality preservative finish that enhances durability and aesthetics. See the painting dossier below for colour swatches.
  3. Terrace Options: Choose between a pod with or without a terrace to suit your preferences and space requirements. The terrace provides an outdoor seating area, allowing you to relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery in comfort.
  4. Premium Grade Roof Shingles: Our roofing solution is as exceptional as the glamping barrel itself. The roof is expertly crafted with a 6-layer bitumen tile system, starting with a durable fiberglass base coated with a polymer-reinforced bitumen mix. This high-quality bitumen and aggregate blend ensures the utmost in strength and resistance. To protect against UV exposure and various weather conditions, the top layer is surfaced with mineral granules. These granules are meticulously treated at high temperatures using a thermal method, guaranteeing long-lasting colour durability. To ensure ease of installation, the bottom of the tiles is coated with an adhesive polymer-reinforced bitumen layer, safeguarded by a removable silicon membrane. Our roofing solution is not just about functionality; it's a testament to quality and longevity.
  5. Lockable Door with Double Glazing Glass and Premium Quality Door Fittings: As you step into the pod, you are greeted by a secure and stylish entry that takes your safety, and makes it a priority. The lockable door is a vital feature designed to prevent unauthorized access to the glamping barrel when it's not in use. The pod places safety as a top priority. Every aspect, even down to the door fittings, has been carefully considered to accentuate luxury and quality throughout your entire experience.
  6. Delivery Included: Enjoy added convenience with delivery included in the price of your Glamping Pod. With this feature, you can rest assured that your pod will be delivered directly to your desired location, ready to enjoy without any additional hassle or cost.


Optional Extras

  1. LED Lighting: Enhance the ambiance of your Glamping Barrel with our optional luxury LED lighting feature. Choose between cool or warm white LEDs to create the perfect atmosphere inside and/or outside the pod. 


What Else?

Included in the price of our Glamping Barrel, you'll find a comprehensive package designed to provide you with comfort and convenience:

  1. Premium Spruce Construction: Crafted from durable spruce wood for an enduring and natural aesthetic.
  2. Customizable Exterior Painting: Choose your preferred colours for the exterior body and roof shingles, adding a personalized touch to your outdoor retreat.
  3. Reliable Bitumen Shingle Roof: Enjoy a reliable and visually appealing roof, available in various colours for optimal weather protection.
  4. Stainless Steel Tightening Bands: Three bands ensure stability and longevity for a secure and lasting structure.
  5. Thoughtfully Placed Windows: Benefit from ample natural light and ventilation with strategically positioned windows.
  6. Secure Entrance: The door features a lock and a sizable rectangular window, offering security and an inviting entry point.
  7. Well-Appointed Interior: Discover a comfortable sleeping room and an inviting sitting room furnished with benches and a sliding table.
  8. Comfortable Sleeping Space: Enjoy a spacious sleeping area accommodating a restful night's sleep.
  9. Comprehensive Furniture Inclusion: All necessary furniture is included, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable stay.
  10. Efficient Ventilation System: Maintain a fresh and airy ambiance with an efficient ventilation system.
  11. Hassle-Free Pre-Assembly and Delivery: Enjoy the convenience of a pre-assembled barrel, ready for immediate use upon delivery.
  12. Inclusive Pricing: Shipping, handling, and tax charges are included, offering peace of mind and transparency in pricing.


Our Pods

Our pods come fully assembled and ready for fast and efficient installation. We handle the entire process, from design and manufacturing to painting and delivery (with free shipping), ensuring that the pod meets your exact specifications. The final amenities are added by you, the end client, allowing you the flexibility to customise the space according to your vision and preferences. We discuss all electrical and plumbing requirements beforehand and address them according to your needs.

For more information and to explore the full range of options and customisation, navigate through our different tabs to learn more about our offerings.

In addition to our remarkable pods, we offer an extensive range of amenities that cater to both glamping and fitness resorts. Our options extend to combining pods with inviting hot tubs and rejuvenating saunas. With our collection of commercial-grade glamping pods, hot tubs, saunas, and fitness facilities, we offer a world of possibilities for creating tailored combinations that precisely suit your needs. Explore our enticing mix-and-match deals, designed to save you significantly on both private and commercial projects.

Your dream escape or dream commercial venture begins at Home Living Luxury.


The Design Process

Achieving the ideal configuration for your glamping or office pod is a collaborative process between us and our valued clients. We've found that the most successful projects typically follow a simple yet effective method: start by ordering the pod with our expertly designed internal walls and layout. Then, you take the reins to add the specific amenities you desire.


The method that works best for our clients is a collaborative approach where we work closely with you to create the ideal internal layout for your pod. Here's how it typically unfolds:

  1. Needs Discussion: Together with you, the client, we thoroughly discuss your requirements and vision for the pod.
  2. Design and 2D Drawings: Once we have a clear understanding of the project scope, we produce 2D drawings with dimensions. These drawings provide a clear visual representation of the pod's layout.
  3. Pod Production: Based on these 2D drawings and your preferences, we proceed to manufacture the entire structure, including internal walls. We also generate 3D renderings that precisely showcase how the finished pod will look.
  4. Kitting Out the Pod: Upon delivery of the pod, we leave the customization and addition of internal furnishings in your capable hands. This allows you to see the pod in person and make informed decisions about the appliances and furnishings you wish to add.
  5. Electrical and Plumbing: We ensure that the pod is designed to make the connection and configuration process straightforward. Your end electrician and plumber can easily handle these aspects.


This collaborative method streamlines the process, making it hassle-free and enjoyable. We take your ideas and transform them into reality.

This approach has proven to work exceptionally well with our clients. Here's why: it allows you to clearly communicate your vision. We work closely with you to create the foundational structure that aligns with your goals. Once that foundation is in place, you have the freedom to embellish it with your preferred kitchen and entertainment accessories, perfectly tailored to your tastes.

So, if you're ready to embark on an extraordinary project and bring your vision to life, just let us know what you want to achieve. We're here to work hand-in-hand with you, ensuring that every detail is just as you envision.

Together, we create the perfect space for your glamping adventure or professional sanctuary.


How We Make Our Barrels

Our manufacturing facility operates in strict compliance with established factory laws and regulations. These laws govern various aspects of production, such as quality standards, safety protocols, and environmental considerations. Adhering to these regulations is not only a legal requirement but a commitment to ensuring the highest standards of product quality and safety.

What sets our factory apart is its rigorous adherence to these regulations, which ensures that our luxury barrel are crafted with the utmost precision and care. Our in-house team of experts, who are well-versed in the intricacies of manufacturing, are responsible for the fabrication of each barrel from scratch.

This team's daily involvement in the manufacturing process allows for consistent quality and attention to detail. Every dimension and requirement, right down to the smallest millimetre, is meticulously addressed to create barrel that meet and often exceed the rigorous manufacturing standards.


For more information on this process, visit our "How We Make Our barrels" tab.



Below, you'll find our detailed in-house painting documentation. In this dossier, we present an extensive range of colour options to choose from, along with insights into our meticulous painting process and the high-quality paint materials we use ensuring your barrel stays in tip top quality for years to come.


Fabrication & Delivery Timeline


The barrel arrives fully assembled, eliminating the need for on-site construction. Due to the intricate nature of its design, on-site assembly is not recommended. However, rest assured that we provide complimentary shipping for this barrel, saving you any shipping expenses.


Order Timeline

Following your order confirmation, our production team initiates the crafting process for your barrel. This stage typically requires 15-20 business days as our craftsmen construct your barrel to the highest standards.


Delivery Estimate

After the fabrication is complete, we allocate an additional 5 days for the secure delivery of your barrel. Our primary objective is to ensure that your barrel reaches you within the timeframe of 20-25 days from the date of order confirmation.



While we consistently aim to meet this timeline, it is important to acknowledge that certain circumstances may occasionally necessitate a delivery window of up to 30 days. These circumstances may include customised features, adverse weather conditions, or other factors beyond our control.


Scheduling & Pre-orders

We understand that timing is essential for our clients. That's why we offer the flexibility to schedule your order according to your convenience. Whether you have a specific date in mind or need to plan your delivery for a future occasion, we can accommodate your schedule. With pre-orders, you can secure your barrel with just a 5% deposit, and you have the freedom to choose a delivery date that aligns with your timeline, even up to 6 months in advance.


For more information regarding installation, view our "Specifications | Foundations | Installation | Electrical" tab.


Other Pod Examples

Other Pod Examples

Explore Our Diverse Range of Pod Examples

Welcome to our 'Other Pod Examples' section, where we showcase a wide array of innovative and unique pod designs tailored to various purposes and preferences. In this collection, you'll discover the versatility of our pod solutions, with each example offering a distinct glimpse into the limitless possibilities our pods can offer. Whether you're seeking inspiration or simply curious about the creative potential of our pod designs, this selection is your gateway to a world of imaginative possibilities


Example 1:  The "Harry Potter" Glamping Cabin

Embark on a magical journey into the world of Hogwarts with our exclusive Harry Potter-themed glamping cabin. This pod immerses you in the enchanting realm of Harry Potter and his spellbinding adventures.

This cabin unfolds its charm within two distinct rooms. The central room is a whimsical haven, featuring a double bed and bunk bed configuration, capable of accommodating up to five guests. It also offers basic cooking amenities, a water source, and a television (although, in true wizarding fashion, the television is often forgotten).

The second room holds a secret for all the wizards and witches who slumber in this pod – a private bathroom with a touch of magic. It boasts a magical bathtub and fully functional washroom amenities, ensuring that your glamping experience is nothing short of extraordinary. With its bewitching allure, this pod is guaranteed to captivate more attention than you can imagine.


Estimated Price For a Similar Configuration: £22,495


Example 2:  "Gollum's Grotto" Glamping Pod

Much like our popular "Hobbit" Glamping Pod, "Gollum's Grotto" invites you to step into the enchanting world of 'Hobbitses.'

This pod offers versatile configurations, including options for shower and washing facilities, as well as a complete kitchen for your culinary adventures. Tailored for couples seeking a unique getaway, "Gollum's Grotto" can be crafted to meet your specific desires or produced to a similar specification. Nestled amidst the picturesque English countryside, our range of pods caters to a wide array of preferences and needs.


Estimated Price For a Similar Configuration: £9,495


Example 3:  Dual Pod Modular Design

Step into the realm of innovative glamping with our Dual Pod Modular Design, a testament to the luxury and versatility our pods can offer. This exceptional glamping pod boasts a dual modular structure, elegantly blending the comfort of two bedrooms, a fully functional kitchen, and a complete washroom featuring a bathroom with all essential amenities, including a shower, sink, and toilet.

Inside, the pod is adorned with luxury LED lighting that graces the ceiling and accentuates the counter-tops. Spotlights in the bedrooms and bathrooms create a warm and inviting ambience. Every corner of the pod is thoughtfully designed with convenience in mind, offering an array of fully equipped sockets for your devices.

The kitchen is a culinary haven, featuring a functional fridge, a dual ring for cooking, and ample storage space for your supplies. The bedrooms have been upgraded with the addition of television sets, transforming your stay into a complete relaxation experience. With our Dual Pod Modular Design, we redefine the glamping experience, blending style, comfort, and functionality in perfect harmony.


Estimated Price For a Similar Configuration: £14,995


Example 4:  The "Stargazer" Glamping Dome

The "Stargazer" lives up to its name, offering a unique glamping experience. This sleeping-only pod boasts a captivating dome-shaped design, constructed with high-quality materials that are weather-resistant, ensuring year-round enjoyment.

This eye-catching dome is more than just a place to sleep; it's a versatile addition to your glamping, camping, or backyard lounging activities. With ample space to accommodate a king-sized bed, double sockets, soft lighting, and heaters, it promises dreamy nights beneath the moonlit stars.

Beyond its comfort, the "Stargazer" opens doors to exciting marketing possibilities. Domes have a charm of their own, setting them apart from traditional glamping cabins. They provide a canvas for stylish interior options, modern facilities, and warm hospitality environments. What's more, their aesthetic appeal is undeniable, making them ideal for social media sharing. After all, who doesn't want to host guests in style?

For a complete glamping experience, consider pairing the "Stargazer" with our cabin toilet facilities, adding an extra layer of convenience to your adventure.

Additionally, our pricing includes a full external decking around the exterior of the "Stargazer," providing an ideal space for sitting out and relaxing beneath the moonlit stars. This space is perfect for enjoying the warm glow of a firepit or one of our commercial-grade hot tubs, enhancing you or your clients night of stargazing and relaxation.


Estimated Price For a Similar Configuration (including terrace decking): £8,995


Example 5: The "Valhalla Ice" Glamping Barrel

Experience the heart of Viking heritage with our "Valhalla Ice" Glamping Barrel. This pod is nestled in a rustic, rural setting, providing an authentic and immersive experience. Talk about a view right?

In this unique configuration, we've combined two barrels to create the ultimate Viking haven. One barrel serves as a peaceful retreat for sleeping and relaxation, while the other is dedicated to your culinary and bathing needs. Each barrel is meticulously designed to cater to the specific requirements of our clients, making them fully customisable. Whether you envision your barrel pod as a glamping cabin, an office pod, or a personal Valhalla Ice experience, we're here to bring your vision to life. Talk to us today to discuss your project and bring the world of Valhalla Ice to reality.


Estimated Price For a Similar Configuration (singular pod): £8,495


Closing Remarks

We hope these diverse pod examples have ignited your imagination and showcased the incredible versatility of our pod solutions. From stepping into the enchanting world of Harry Potter, through to Viking heritage with "Valhalla Ice," our range of pods is ready to transform your vision into reality.

At Home Living Luxury, we're here to provide expert guidance, ensuring that your pod project reflects your unique preferences and needs. Trust us when we say, we can create anything glamping-related. Your imagination is the only limit, and we're excited to bring your ideas to life. Get in touch with us today, and let's embark on an incredible journey of pod design and glamping experiences!



Our provided pricing examples encompass the entire pod journey, covering the pod itself, bespoke design, internal layout, painting, and seamless shipping. However, it's important to note that specific internal amenities like fridges, TVs, barstools, and other personal touches are not included in our pricing. These additional amenities are typically customised and added by the end clients once delivered. We are here to ensure your pod is tailored precisely to your vision, and our expert team is ready to assist in bringing your ideas to life.

While we may not directly provide specific amenities, we are dedicated to guiding you in shaping your pod's interior layout. We leverage our in-house 3D rendering capabilities to vividly bring your custom pod design to life. With our expertise and advanced tools, we ensure your vision becomes a reality, providing you with a pod that perfectly aligns with your unique requirements and preferences.


Glamping Catalogue

In the section below, you'll find our comprehensive Glamping Catalogue. This catalogue showcases our extensive range of glamping barrels, each offering a blank canvas for your imagination. These barrels are highly customisable and can be configured to your unique preferences, whether you need extra beds, washrooms, game rooms, or any other feature. We're here to bring your vision to life.

In addition to their original purpose as glamping barrels, each of the barrels featured in this catalogue can be transformed to serve a variety of needs. Whether you're looking for a home office, a gym, a studio, or any other unique requirement, our barrels offer the flexibility to adapt to your preferences. Your vision is our inspiration.



If you see your dream barrel in this catalogue and we do not have it displayed on the website, reach out to us and we will be able to work a miracle!.. 


Specifications | Foundations | Installation | Electrical | Plumbing


People 8 -16
Rooms One open planned space
External Dimensions 4460mm x 2335mm x 2393 (L x Diameter x H)
Timber Spruce
Door Size (Single) 690mm x 1800mm (W x H)
Window Size 375mm x 672mm
Floor thickness 28 mm
Roof thickness 38 mm
Wall thickness 38 mm
Warranty 2 years 



A crucial part of achieving longevity and getting the most out of our new barrel is establishing a solid foundation. An inadequate foundation can lead to structural issues, potentially causing cracks in the barrel. Uneven placement of the barrel may alter its geometric shape, resulting in twisting of doors and windows, as well as the formation of gaps. In this section, we'll delve into the essential considerations for the base and access to the sides of your barrel, guiding you through the process of creating the perfect foundation for your outdoor space.



Access for Installation & Maintenance

For seamless installation and maintenance of our barrels, access to all four sides is essential. We recommend allowing approximately 300mm (about 12 inches) of clearance around each side of the barrel. However, allowing more space should never be overlooked.

In instances where the barrel is positioned in a tight corner or a confined space, it's important to consider the potential challenges this may pose for barrel maintenance. Restricted access can hinder routine visual inspections, which are typically recommended every six months. This regular check-up is crucial to identify and address any issues promptly, preventing them from escalating into more significant problems. Therefore, when placing the barrel in a snug location, please be mindful of the potential maintenance difficulties it may entail.



The barrel's foundation is the bedrock upon which your outdoor relaxation retreat will stand. To maintain the barrel's structural integrity and prevent warping over time, it's imperative that all of our barrels are fitted on a level and sturdy surface. We do not recommend installing any of our barrels on uneven ground, grass, or generally unsuitable surfaces. Instead, we advocate for the ideal base, which includes options such as concrete, tarmac, patio stones, or even a structurally sound patio decking.

To ensure proper weight distribution and stability, it is crucial that the full, complete base is in contact with the ground. 

It's crucial to avoid any substantial depressions or gullies on the base surface. A depression of more than 3/4 of an inch (20mm) at any point across the base can lead to undesirable consequences, such as the barrel's floor being pushed down or bowed up in the middle. This not only poses structural issues but may also hinder you or your clients enjoyment of the barrel.


An inadequate base for any barrels can result in gaps forming. Gaps may develop in the barrel's doors or walls. These gaps can have several consequences, including:

  1. Reduced Insulation: Gaps in the structure compromise the insulation of the barrel, making it less energy-efficient and potentially leading to temperature fluctuations inside.
  2. Pest Intrusion: Openings can allow pests to enter the barrel, which could create hygiene and maintenance issues.
  3. Water Ingress: Gaps may permit water to seep into the barrel, potentially causing damage to the interior and its contents.
  4. Aesthetic Deterioration: Uneven gaps can mar the barrel's appearance and affect its overall aesthetics.

It's essential to ensure that the barrel is placed on a level and appropriate foundation to prevent these issues.


If our recommendations for building / choosing a suitable base are not adhered to, the warranty of the barrel will be nulled!


How to Verify Your Barrel Base

Checking the solidity and levelness of your barrel base is crucial to ensure a flawless installation and prolonged usage. You can follow these simple steps to confirm its suitability:

  • Use a level, a straight piece of material, alongside a spirit level to check for any rocking or depressions exceeding 3/4 of an inch (20mm).
  • For added peace of mind, consider consulting a local builder or landscaper to confirm that the surface is level, ensuring a solid foundation for your outdoor barrel.


Get Our Opinion

If you have any doubts or questions about the surface where your barrel will be installed, please reach out to us. We are dedicated to providing you with peace of mind and expert assistance throughout the process.

To facilitate a comprehensive assessment of your barrel base, we invite you to share images via email to Please include the following details in your email, which will help us evaluate your situation accurately and efficiently:


  1. Images: Attach 3-5 images of your preferred barrel base. This visual information is crucial for our assessment.
  2. Additional Information: If there are any specific details or noteworthy aspects related to your base, please provide them in the email. This may include any unusual features or conditions.
  3. Contact Number: Include your preferred contact number, allowing us to reach out to you promptly.
  4. BarrelType/Model: Kindly, mention the barrel type, model and size you are interested in. This will help us tailor our guidance to your specific needs.



The barrel arrives fully assembled, eliminating the need for on-site construction. Due to the intricate nature of its design, on-site assembly is not recommended. However, rest assured that we provide complimentary shipping for the barrel, saving you any shipping expenses. remove embed


Order Timeline

Once your order is confirmed, our artisans begin crafting your barrel, typically taking 15-20 business days. Following this, we allocate 5 additional days for secure delivery. We aim for a total delivery timeframe of 20-25 days, although this may extend to 30 days under certain circumstances, such as customisation or weather-related delays. Our commitment to communication ensures you stay informed throughout the process.


On the Day of Delivery

Once your barrel's arrive, the process of unloading and positioning them is a straightforward one. The next step involves using a hiab/crane to lift the barrel from the delivery lorry and precisely place it at your chosen location. While we do not directly provide the crane service, we stand ready to assist you with guidance and detailed instructions to ensure a seamless installation. Your barrel will be in its new home in no time.


Step-by-Step Guide for the Day of Delivery:

    1. Confirm Delivery Date: Ensure you have confirmed the delivery date with us in advance.
    2. Arrival of the Lorry: The delivery lorry will arrive at the specified location on the agreed-upon date and time.
    3. Offloading Equipment: A hiab/crane, which you've arranged separately, will need to be available at the site. It's essential to ensure the crane is properly set up and ready for operation.
    4. BarrelInspection: Prior to any lifting, visually inspect the barrel for any signs of external damage or issues.
    5. Crane Setup: The hiab/crane operator will set up the crane in a position suitable for lifting the barrel safely. Ensure that the crane operator is experienced and follows all safety protocols.
    6. Lifting the Barrel: The crane will gently lift the barrel from the delivery lorry. This process requires precision and care to avoid any damage.
    7. Positioning: As the barrel is lifted, the crane operator will position it accurately at the designated location. Communicate with the operator to ensure it's placed exactly where you want it.
    8. Safety Precautions: Maintain a safe distance from the lifting operation, following all safety guidelines. Be cautious not to stand beneath the suspended barrel.
    9. BarrelPlacement: Once the barrel is in position, assess its placement to ensure it aligns with your intended setup. Make any necessary adjustments at this point.
    10. Final Inspection: Perform a final visual inspection of the barrel to confirm that it has been positioned correctly and hasn't sustained any damage during the installation process.
    11. Sign-off: If everything is in order, you can sign off on the delivery, indicating that the barrel has been successfully placed at your location.
    12. Crane Removal: Once the barrelis securely in place, the crane can be disassembled and removed from the site.
    13. Enjoy Your Barrel: With the installation complete, you're now ready to enjoy your barrel for a variety of purposes, whether it's a cosy retreat, office space, or any other imaginative use.



Electrical Guide for Your Barrel

Before placing an order for one of our barrels, it's essential to consider how you'll provide electricity inside your barrel. This consideration is crucial for ensuring your barrel's functionality.


Power Supply

The electrical supply for our barrels is highly dependent on the intended usage of the barrel. Specific electrical requirements may vary from project to project. For example, if your barrel is designated as an outdoor office with a limited number of double sockets and a few lights, a 20 Amp supply may suffice. On the other hand, if your barrel is equipped with multiple sockets, interior and exterior lighting, a fridge, and cooking appliances, the electrical demand will be significantly higher. In such cases, a 63 Amp supply might be necessary. Please note that these are general guidelines, and once we have a clear understanding of your barrel's purpose, we can provide precise information regarding the electrical requirements.

Our in-house electrician will perform detailed calculations, taking into account load, resistance, cable size, trip times, and other essential factors. We will provide you with precise and tailored electrical information specific to your barrel's intended usage. 


Connection Type

There are two main types of electrical connections for our barrels. The first type, pictured on the left, features an external fuseboard (IP55) fixed to the bottom of the cabin. The second type, shown on the right, includes a commando socket with a main RCD. This configuration allows for an internal fuseboard. Both setups are designed to suit the specific barrel and its unique requirements. Just like the electrical supply, we will provide concise information on the most suitable connection type once we understand the nature of your project.



Qualified Electrical Installation

It is imperative to entrust this task to a qualified electrician who is well-versed in adhering to BS 7671 regulations. This guide outlines the essential knowledge to make your experience both enjoyable and safe.

  • Qualified Electrician: All electrical connections for your new barrel must be carried out by a qualified electrician. The installation must conform to BS 7671 regulations to ensure your safety.
  • Electrical Certification: Obtain a comprehensive electrical certification from your qualified electrician to ensure that your barrel's electrical system complies with safety and regulatory standards. This certification provides peace of mind regarding the safety and functionality of your electrical setup.
  • Cable Routing: Ensure that all electrical cables are routed and secured properly to prevent any damage during installation or use.
  • Emergency Shutdown: Consider adding an emergency shutdown switch for added safety in case of any electrical issues - recommended for commercial properties.
  • Earth Bonding: Make sure that your barrel is properly earthed to protect against electrical faults. Your electrician will provide expert assistance with this.
  • Electrical Current Assessment:If you are setting up your barrelin a commercial property, consult with your electrician to assess whether the property's existing electrical infrastructure can safely accommodate the required electrical current. This evaluation ensures that your barrel's electrical demands are in line with the property's capacity, preventing overloads or disruptions to your electrical supply.


By following these guidelines, you can confidently proceed with the electrical setup of your barrel. Should you have any specific questions or require further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.



Plumbing Requirements

While plumbing is not a fundamental necessity for our barrels, we understand that certain projects may require water connections. Whether your barrelis delivered fully assembled or in modular components, we've simplified the plumbing process to make it convenient for you.

Here's how it works: Upon discussing your specific project requirements and layout preferences, we collaborate closely with you to create scaled 2D drawings of the barrel's interior. These drawings are crucial in determining the precise locations for plumbing access points.

Once these drawings are finalised and approved by you, we ensure that all necessary plumbing cutouts and access points are readily incorporated into the barrel's design. This meticulous planning means that when your plumber arrives, the barrelis already prepared for the water connections.


Plumbing Placement and Preparation

Our plumbing process is accurately planned, ensuring that the necessary cutouts for toilets, sinks, and/or showers are precisely located within the barrel's interior. These cutouts are strategically positioned based on the 2D drawings we create in collaboration with you. This pre-planning guarantees that the barrel is fully prepared for your plumber's subsequent work.

The water mains can typically be brought into the barrel from underneath, as they are often embedded in the ground. However, it's essential to note that alternative plumbing arrangements, such as above-ground connections, are also feasible. The specific method chosen depends on the nature of your project and your property's infrastructure.

Prior to confirming your order, we engage in comprehensive discussions to determine the most suitable plumbing approach. We calculate and plan for all plumbing components, taking into account your specific requirements and the logistical considerations of your site. This proactive approach allows us to provide you with a tailored plumbing solution, ensuring that your barrel is accessible for the plumber to complete the remaining works effortlessly.



How We Make Our Pods

How We Make Our Pods

Home Living Luxury is dedicated to delivering quality, flexibility, and efficiency in the manufacturing of a wide range of products, including glamping barrels, home offices, garden rooms, saunas, hot tubs, grill cabins, and pavilions. Serving both private and commercial needs, our manufacturing process combines precision, innovation, and sustainability.

This video offers an insightful glimpse into our factory, shedding light on the intricate process of crafting our bespoke products.


The Complete Journey

Stage 1: Pre-Fabrication

The fabrication process kicks off with the transition from 2D and 3D renderings to the physical production of your project. The design concepts, which have been carefully developed in collaboration with you, serve as the foundational blueprints for manufacturing. Our state-of-the-art software systems play a crucial role in this transition, rendering a real-time representation of your designs.

This digital framework extends to our production facility, where computer monitors display the technical specifications and detailed blueprints. These visuals guide our skilled artisans as they execute the manufacturing process with precision. This is the first stage in bringing your designs to life.



Stage 2: Fabrication

With our 2D and 3D designs now rendered using our high tech software, we can now move on from the planning phase and bring these designs into the factory. At this point, fabrication begins. The next steps are all about making sure we're precise and careful in creating your project just the way you envision it. This is undoubtedly the most important stage in the process, which is why we never rush our projects and why we use top of the range machinery to guarantee that our pods are produced consistently and error free.

Just as your project undergoes various stages of development, our quality control procedures encompass different types of inspections. These inspections include pre-production checks, evaluations during the production phase, thorough examinations before shipment, and meticulous inspections during container loading and unloading. Each type of inspection serves a specific purpose and contributes to the overall quality of your finished pod.


  • Skilled and Diverse Workforce
    • This vital stage of production places our team of skilled tradespeople in the limelight. These seasoned professionals, both men and women, bring an exceptional level of craftsmanship and expertise to the table. What sets them apart is their extensive experience in assembling our pods. They've built these structures repeatedly, which has turned them into true experts through sheer repetition.
    • But their role goes beyond mere repetition. These skilled tradespeople often provide invaluable insights and suggestions. Their hands-on experience makes them a bridge between design and production, and their feedback enhances our processes. We take great pride in our diverse and talented workforce, as they truly embody our commitment to delivering exceptional quality in every aspect of our work.


  • CNC Milling: Precision and Automation
    • CNC machining, or Computer Numerical Control machining, is an automated manufacturing process that ensures precision and consistency. In CNC machining, the desired cuts and operations are programmed into a computer, and this program is then executed by the corresponding machinery. This automation allows for highly precise and repetitive manufacturing processes with minimal human intervention.
    • We use CNC machining for its ability to pre-program the speed and position of machine tool functions, making it ideal for producing components with complex designs and demanding specifications.
    • By pre-programming the machining processes, we can ensure that every detail of our pods and cabins is executed with the highest level of accuracy. With CNC machining as an integral part of our manufacturing process, we can confidently offer our customers the finest bespoke living spaces, tailored to their exact specifications.