Yes, sometimes you simply have to look at how you use a space to determine if you can do better, but first you have to be sure of what is most important to you. In this case, I did not need the big bed all of the time and thus could free up 35 sq. feet of floor, or in this case, elevated floor which is even better because it has storage all underneath.
The bed is custom sized at 3′ by 7’8″ and lets me look out into the sky at night, the morning sun comes through but not directly on me. The breeze blows over me better as I am at the top of the house next to the venting windows. The songs of birds and frogs are at my bedside.
better shots later but this is where it is for the moment. Organic development and design sometimes takes living in the space to get the feel for how to best use it. This is one of the narrowest houses I have built at 10′ x12′ downstairs and 10′ x 23′ upstairs. The upper ceilings are at 7′ and 8′ respectively as it is really at tri level design. That is the only reason I can get away with this addition. While a bit tight at first, I have had a couple of great nights sleep up there already and foresee many more to come.
This is still in progress with some furniture pieces picked that must be dug out from the piles of inventory to then be cleaned up and integrated into the organic house I call my Home.