Building a bed. We have seen several built in beds in various caves over the past few months and the idea is good, huge storage space can be designed.... A mattress was purchased, measured and the work began.
Design flexibility is key, the bed can be adapted to any size with built in compartments/shelves etc etc below is the finished construction detailing 3 large compartments ideal for storing duvets/clothes/Action man & Bob the builder.
...and of course YESO. The frame was built in 2 stages, firstly the outer frame and bed head and then the inner frame and storage. The mattress sits on top of the inner frame fitting the whole bed to perfection. The important thing was to get everything level - this took time but is essential. 24 hours for the yeso to dry and the bed was painted blending nicely into the walls
Cost: 180 bricks @ 17 cents each, 4 bags yeso, 1 bag cement, 5 ltrs paint €48.60, mattress €89
todays cave temperature: 22 degrees