Bed vs. Hammock

First it was kitchen chairs versus kitchen benches, not it’s beds versus hammocks. Before you say ‘Whaaaa?’ consider that I’ve featured some pretty weird beds in the past: a bed without a mattress from Linda Topic and beds with feelings and a bed made of filing cabinets, all spring to mind. But all of that seems pretty normal to me compared to a small space solution I read recently. Which was ditch the bed, and get a hammock.

A hammock? A hanging-from-the-walls honest to goodness hammock. And not a chic queen size hammock bed like this fancy number from Le Beanock:

Now this I could do...

I’m talking about a straight up piece of fabric hanging by two points that is a bit more, er, enveloping than your average bed. A bed like the sailors of old crashed out on between watches. A hammock like you might buy at Amazon and is meant for outdoor use. A hammock like this one perhaps. I guess I can see it as a space-saving measure in the tiniest of New York or Tokyo apartments.

But does anyone else’s back hurt just thinking about ditching a traditional bed to make space and sleeping in a hammock instead? Because mine sure does!

4 Responses to “Bed vs. Hammock”

  1. Julie May 13, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    As a claustrophobic and an occasional sleepwalker, just the idea of trying to sleep in hammock made me laugh out loud.

  2. ZaftigWendy May 16, 2011 at 12:34 am #

    I have slept in a real hammock – a string hammock, no less, and found it surprisingly comfortable. And I have three herniated discs.

  3. Sarah June 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    I now really want this as my bed! =)

  4. Christa Terry June 9, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    I’d be a little afraid of getting seasick, Sarah! But to each her own!