Since we have 11 people in a smallish house, we are forced to think outside the box. We’ve often toyed with the idea of stacking bunk beds higher than the standard 2 high.
OK, that gives some people the heebie-jeebies. But what about a triple bunk? I think it would be tremendously practical, especially since we have a vaulted ceiling over the children’s bedrooms. This one is sweet, though I’m not sure how many real children would fit.
Here’s a life-size option:
Nice, but still pretty pricey. For a very modest price you can buy plans and/or hardware to build this yourself:
I think we could save even more space if we skipped the twin mattresses (after all, it’s called twin because you can easily put 2 people in it, though my children don’t believe me) and just went for a single size. And a thin foam mattress would be much easier to handle than a heavy spring-y one.
It’s clean, simple, and sensible. If we could figure out how and where to get the foam mattresses, it would probably be very cheap. And it looks strong. Even with girls, that’s important. Judging by the sounds when our sweet young ladies crawl into bed at night, I’m pretty sure they’re practicing their vaulting skills.