When hammocking at home, buildings can serve as excellent anchor points. Sturdy structures, such as columns, banisters, and joists, provide ideal locations for pitching your hammock.

For this method, you’ll want to head to the hardware store and invest in two J-hooks to serve as your anchors. You can bolt these J-hooks to a column and then use carabiners or chains to attach your hammocking setup.

Do note, however, that regular ol’ drywall isn’t strong enough to support your weight. If you want to use your wall as an anchor, you’ll need to use a stud finder to find the frames behind the drywall. Otherwise, you risk damaging your home (and self) in the process.

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3. Build A Hammock Structure

For a more permanent hammocking setup at home, you may want to consider building a designated hammocking structure. This could range from a simple DIY stand to a more elaborate, weatherproof snoozing area.

Since there are so many different ways to create hammock structures, you can fine-tune your design to meet your space constraints and budget. If you’re looking for some ideas for your structure, you could check out this video of a DIY hammocking pergola:

The concept behind most of these hammocking structures is quite similar to creating hammocking anchors using posts. However, creating a full-fledged structure lets you take your design to the next level.