Within a few seconds I had become a pea inside a pod. We were six or seven years old. It was a rainy summer day in the Dominican Republic. As our parents played dominoes inside, my little friends and I, bored, creative and without electricity, discovered that we could roll each other up in the hammock on the front porch. We took turns twisting, swinging and spinning with pleasure.
The adults used the hammock for much different reasons, like napping, reading or cuddling. It was a coveted spot in the tropical ranch, offering respite for all ages. While there’s nothing particularly odd about a hammock on a front porch, hanging a hammock indoors might seem eccentric. However, keeping a hammock indoors was not rare in the past.
In the 1920s, women would use hammocks to keep their babies from crawling around the house. And long before that, hammocks were hung inside the cabins of ships, freeing up space for storage and seating areas. Though times have changed, and hammocks have been replaced by play pens and bunks, they still offer unique health benefits and appealing aesthetics. Hammocks improve quality of sleep and encourage relaxation.
Commonly associated with camping trips, treehouses and trees, hammocks also have a place inside the home.
10 Innovative Ways to Use Hammocks Indoors
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