3 DIY Eco-Hammocks (with video)

Is it brutally hot where you are? In New York, the temps are hovering around 100 degrees. The New York Times recorded these record-breaking temperatures in the Northeast: “The high of 103 in New York broke a record for the date. Baltimore hit 105, the highest temperature recorded since 1983, and in Boston, the temperature reached 100 degrees for the first time since 2002.” They also report little reprieve in sight for us.

Some folks around here have taken to sleeping in their screened-in porches instead of cranking up energy-sucking air conditioners in the evenings. We have a hammock on our porch that doubles as an overnight accommodation. It’s not for everyone, but hammocks have been a staple in our family for years. Here’s a picture of my sister-in-law sleeping peacefully in womb-like comfort when she was a kid (now she has three of her own) in the family’s hammock.

Whatever your DIY skills, we’ve got a hammock for you to make. Just follow the instructions on the next page, grab a book and a popsicle or a cold beer, and let the relaxing begin!

DIY Hammocks

Easy
This basic hammock uses just a sheet, curtain or a piece of cloth and a rope.


Instant HammockMore DIY How To Projects

Intermediate
Casa Sugar shares instructions for a basic hammock. You’ll need a sewing machine, thread, a queen or king-sized sheet and rope. Follow this tutorial.

Expert
House and Home provides two fresh hammock designs (one for the country and one for the city). They both require a sewing machine, stainless steel grommets, S-hooks, loop chains and steel rods. The hammocks are designed to be tied between trees, but can just as easily be affixed to hooks screwed into backyard fences or front porch walls. Here are the step-by-step directions.

27 comments

Veselin Varbanov
Veselin Varbanov3 years ago

Thanks!

Veselin Varbanov
Veselin Varbanov3 years ago

Thanks!

Robert O.
Robert O.5 years ago

How fun. Thanks.

Andre J.
Andre J.5 years ago

Hammock is to enable comfort and maximize available space, and by explorers or travellers in wooded regions. Also good for leisure, simple, relaxation and easy living in wherever places. Good product always came on good material... Come & visited the website for further information... :) www.hammockspoint.com

Andre J.
Andre J.5 years ago

Hammock is to enable comfort and maximize available space, and by explorers or travellers in wooded regions. Also good for leisure, simple, relaxation and easy living in wherever places. Good product always came on good material... Come & visited the website for further information... :) www.hammockspoint.com

Beng Kiat Low
low beng kiat6 years ago

thanks.

Ana O.
Ana O.6 years ago

Great to kick back and relax!! Thanks!

beverly g.
beverly g.6 years ago

noted thks

Gita Sasi Dharan
Gita Sasi Dharan6 years ago

Great idea, will contemplate on it till I find a solution for all the problems that may crop up. Thanks.

Jacquelene S.
Jacquelene S.6 years ago

How fun is that! A good project for the kids too!