I've got a buddy I talk to on ocassion who lives down in new mexico. He's 18 years old and wants to move out. He decided he was going to build a house on his grandparents ranch since he's in the process of taking on more responsibility there. He did some research and decided to go with a rather unconventional construction technique called "Earthbag". Essentially it's a bunch sand bags filled with earth and tamped into bricks. Very similar to Adobe construction.
The 'house' is a sort of spiral-ish in shape about 30 feet wide and 12 feet front to back in the sleeping area. His design is like this design but more oblong. So far he's got the walls up to about 2 feet. We were talking today about how he might set up his bedroom area. His biggest concern was a bed using up a lot of space so he was trying to figure out a lift up bed. Then it dawned on me. HAMMOCK! I figure if SilverLion can hang inside his van...
I tentatively threw the idea out there and he said "Well I think a hammock stand would be more of a pain to put away..."
"true, but what if there was no stand? What if you had just eye bolts in the walls?"
So the way he figures he'll accomplish that is a forged eyebolt welded to the middle of a foot or so of rebar. Then when the rows get to the right height drive the rebar through the courses below and above.
He loved the idea so much he's planning on putting more than one set throughout so he can hang it wherever he needs or if guests plan to stay.
"dude, this is awesome. I wouldn't even need to buy a couch! watching tv in a hammock, AWESOME!"