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Hanging Your Hammock Indoors

Hanging your hammock indoors can be done in a variety of ways and is very common. An indoor hammock is a beautiful thing - you can use it as a guest bed, a meditation swing, or in the playroom or man cave. And the best part is that you can easily unhook it and get it out of the way in a matter of seconds to store it or take it with you on your next adventure.


Indoor Hammock Hanging Options

  1. Use a Hammock Stand
    Pros: Portable, take it from room to room and house to the yard.
    Cons: Heavy, takes up space, may not be as adjustable as you want

  2. Use our Go Anywhere Rope Kit or straps to hang from an available sturdy point such as an exposed ceiling beam, pillar, or balcony rail.
    Pros: Uses connection points already available, adjustable with the rope/straps
    Cons: Well spaced and strong object(s) not always found in the home

  3. Install hardware into the walls/ceiling to hang your hammock from
    Pros: Minimal footprint (vs. a stand), ability to install hardware exactly where you want.
    Cons: May require a trained professional to install safely (see below)

Note On Installing Hardware

Installing hardware can be as simple as finding an appropriate stud in the wall (or ceiling joist) that's strong enough to hold the necessary weight and installing a load-bearing eye bolt or hook to hang the hammock from. 

However, it's important to understand that EVERY home is built differently and has different circumstances (age, humidity, etc.) which can affect the structural stability.

All wall studs and ceiling beams are not created equal and we cannot make any specific claims or suggestions of how to best install in your home. 

Just because a stud exists in your wall doesn't mean it was secured properly or is capable of supporting the force of a hammock. We highly recommend you have a trained contractor assist with your plans if you're unsure in any way. Trek Light Gear is not responsible for any damage or injury that may be caused by hanging your hammock improperly.

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