Making the bunk beds had something particularly gratifying about it. I know the kids will sleep in it for over a year, and they’ll probably grow to like every nuance of grain and odd joint in the wood. The bed is the single place they’ll spend most of their time in, so we want them to be extra cozy.
The beds will be their area, that they can withdraw to if they feel like it. It should feel safe and private. There will be books and loved things in there and they’ll have curtains to retreat from the rest of the bus.
When Elliott saw the bunks for the first time, he was pretty excited about hanging out in there. In fact, both boys were, piling up in it on top of each other. The bottom bunk is pretty spaceous, as it’s made to pull out to a kids’ double bed. Sleep overs are in order. Stoked!
Wo Musik ist, da lass Dich nieder
We also put a couple of musical nuggets in there.
The bunks are partly preused material; recycled Rimu, and I cut up our previous double bed’s slats. Commitment to being on the road, forever, as we have no more bed to return to ;).