Ceiling Hammock Sleeping Loft for Tiny Houses?


I thought this was a unique idea for tiny houses or maybe any small cabin. To build a hammock style sleeping loft where you can see right through to the first level of the home. This gives the illusion of more space and vaulted ceilings while still being able to use the loft space that would otherwise just go to waste. Do you think you would do this in a tiny house on wheels? Would you be able to sleep there? I had to ask.. (via Gessato)

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  1. No way would I trust a kid up there without some serious testing. You KNOW it’s going to turn into a bouncing game in about a half second after the adult stops paying attention! Too hard for a person with crappy knees to manoeuvre around on also but still an interesting idea.

  2. Great for the extension of a loft. Get playgrade netting lay down a sleeping pad, I’d like to some how make it retractable so the whole house isn’t filled with little square shadows. If it were permanent no need for railing too. Kids would find this a hoot!

  3. Funny, when I was first planning my Tiny Home I was thinking about using a stiff metal mesh for the upper floors/storage area! Something strong enough to walk on that would allow good air and heat flow. I thought it would be lighter weight than wood, too.

    This is a fun idea, but I have arthritis so I’d be trapped! 🙂

  4. Wouldn’t want to walk under a drooling sleeper. Yuk! Just another one of those things that looks cool but really isn’t very practical.

    1. you’re right! Used a kid playground, it could be a jumping hell, even dangerous for people under. But this solution may be improved in safety, comfort, even in privacy for sleeping purpose. Safety may be improved by a 2nd hammock right under. By night, surface may be blinded by laying a thin mat, tatami or futon over the net. I wonder if the basic interest of this solution is not a horizontal surface, useful, but not considered as a stair, ’cause there no floor. What do you think?

  5. Very interesting, and probably as safe as many catamaran net decks for lounging in the space between the two hulls. The main problem with this particular design is that the mesh size is uncomfortably large–it needs to be half the size, or smaller, to be comfortable enough to walk and sleep on…

  6. It looks like a great idea. I would be interested in hearing the experiences of those who try it. It could be reeled back when not in use, too.

    1. I agree with Cahow, no one sleeps like the man in the picture. Maybe fun for young kids, but not my old bones, for get about it. I’m willing to give up a lot including all the space in the world and live in a dinky, tiny hole, but I won’t give up my Sterns and Fosters pillow top.

      1. Victoria: Oh, did I get a chuckle from your comment! LOL You need to get some free swag from Sterns and Fosters for that glowing endorsement of their pillow top. No, seriously…you do! 😀

  7. Drooling sleepers! Bwhahahaahaaa! I was looking at the large spaces inbetween the mesh and I just can’t fathom how utterly uncomfortable this would be if you were TRULY sleeping! Elbows would *pop* through, toes and fingers get caught, along with the bits & pieces of your body I already mentioned. Honestly, has ANYONE that reads this article seen a single human being sleep like the man in the photo? Usually, people sleep on their side or with one leg up and an arm tucked under their head; by morning, half of your body would look like a Christmas Ham from the imprints, all trussed and ready for the oven. 😉

    1. Alex LIVES!!!!! Hey, Alex, so nice to see you replying; I thought you were on holiday at one of your Tiny House listings you’ve been sharing with us.

      Okay, as to the futon: sorry, that defeats the purpose of this design, doesn’t it? I’m guessing that with the massive skylights, the use of the netting allows one to sleep but not obstruct light. Even without a futon, WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD HAUL PILLOWS AND BLANKETS off and on this netting each night? And Alex, have you ever tried to wrangle a futon? It’s worse than moving a dead body (or so I’ve been told.) 😉 So, if the futons and their weight would be stored on the netting, they not only would block the light but also add weight to the netting, which would sag worse than my Aunt Sally’s tah-tahs!

      Cute gimmick but eminently impractical.

  8. I have to agree with cahow, just the visual and my husband in that hammock had me rolling. It looks like a cool concept, but also what if you have a family member who is a serious gas passer, what a way to ambush someone walking underneath the netting, lol!

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