I'm just wondering out loud here, but I was thinking... what if you wanted to build a trail shelter, like those on the AT, specifically to accommodate hammocks... what would that look like? Could existing shelters be retrofitted to accommodate hammocks - not inside the shelter, but as some sort of addition... what would that look like?
Over on WB, it becomes a discussion of whether shelters are good or bad, and why are hangers so special that they need accommodating. Looking to keep this discussion more technical in nature, or philosophical in terms of design only.
Anybody got anything down, or maybe just been rolling through ideas in their head? Most back sides of shelters are dead space, and my thought is that hooks or eyelets could be installed on the back wall with a minimal covering/roof and posts to complete the hang. Sometimes I feel as a hanger, that I'm a little separatist when it comes to camping around others - not always a bad thing, but if I could hang at the shelter with others, there are times that I would.
And actually, what got me thinking about this (again), was that I want to build something in my back yard... something sheltered yet open, and something that looks like a purposeful structure, not just a roof and posts. Any ideas?