Steal This Look: Summer Sleeping Porch

Above: Designer Scott Newkirk’s off-the-grid, 300-square-foot cabin in Sullivan County, New York, features this rustic sleeping porch for guests (via NY Magazine). No air conditioning required.

The elements include a slatted bench, Kuba fabric pillows, a striped cotton dhurrie, and simple cots. The excellent blog Fibercopia features a source for Kuba pillows: Haba Na Haba, which offers a huge selection of handmade pillow covers made from natural-dyed raffia adorned with flat-weave appliques. Though not cheap, all sales benefit AIDS-affected youth in Tanzania; prices range from $64.95 to $89.95.

Above: Each pillow is 100 percent natural; the handwoven raffia is dyed with mud, vegetables, or color from the camwood tree.

Above: For the camping purist, the Olive Drab Canvas and Wood cot is $59.12 at School Uniforms.

Visit Remodelista to recreate the rest of Newkirk’s sleeping porch.

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Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

aj M.
aj E.3 years ago

like the view.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago


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Eva Orta
Eva O.5 years ago

I feel peaceful just looking at that sleeping porch!
Very nice idea!

Trish K.
Trish K.5 years ago

I could do that all night long.

Janice P.
Janice P.5 years ago

I love this idea. I want one.

Chris L.
Chris L.5 years ago

Nice Look.

Green Colur
Green G.5 years ago

It looks sleepy for the summer.

Rebecca G.
Rebecca G.5 years ago

Perfect for those long hot summers down under, I want one!