Have you ever thought about trading in your bed for a hammock and enjoying the benefits a hammock brings? Well, Nathan and Chrissy Wainwright did as a married couple and even shared a hammock for their bed. The couple hails from Arkansas and enjoy spending time outside. Nathan had previously slept in a hammock and decided it could work for two with his own unique setup.
We sat down with Chrissy about their trade-in and how they made it while sharing a hammock to sleep in every night.
When did you start hammocking and why did you decide to trade in a bed for a hammock?
Nathan first set up a hammock when he moved into a college dorm room. He did it because he had always wanted to, mainly because of the movie Rescuers Down Under. He found it to be very comfortable and set up another one after he moved into an apartment.
What was your setup like?
When we bought our first house in 2004, Nathan decided to build a hammock as our bed. He put in 4×4 posts that held a bar on either end. A bolt of fabric was wrapped around the bars and sewn together. It was almost as wide as a queen size bed so we weren’t on top of each other sleeping.