The Loft Can Move!

This was a secret surprise that Yuri did to the loft. It can slide on tracks all across from one side of the house to the other. When we slide it to the other side, there is more ceiling space and light from above for the bathroom and we can take naps in our bed under the sun room window or stare up at the stars!

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7 thoughts on “The Loft Can Move!

  1. Okay, that is totally awesome!

  2. Brilliant idea! I have a tiny home with my kitchen in the main room. It’s great for cooking because I can open the upstairs windows to draw the steam and heat out, but the bathroom is under the loft! You have solved that problem. You built your house with aluminum studs. Do you think an all wood house would hold shape well enough to have a sliding loft?

    • I asked Yuri and he said something about it being a lot of work because wood can warp and stuff in different temperatures and so the track for the loft might get uneven…He could probably give more details than that if needed.

      • Yuri

        Hey Cathleen,
        I was thinking for a good while of how a wood loft would slide. Firstly, it is totally possible, and I honestly do not think there would(wood pun?) be any issues. But, i do want to mention that there are factors that need to be considered. If the framing of the house is wood it will expand and contract, which is awesome because that is what wood should do. However, that needs to be taken into consideration about the sliding loft. If you have your tracks attached to the walls, they will move as the wood expends and contracts. I cant imagine any reason why this would be a structural issue, but there is a chance that as the weather changes, your loft wont be able to slide because the tracks have moved with the changing walls. One part of the track could move up 1/4″ and then the loft wont slide, or will have difficulty sliding. Again, Im just pointing out the possibilities of what could happen. There are new ways to do things and i am really excited to see if and how people change my original concept of a sliding loft. Oh and also, if the loft is made of wood, it will be much heavier to move. You could you hydraulics! or maybe just make a handle that has more leverage. Please ask if you have anymore questions!

        ps. A idea would be to make the track smaller so it moves less. If you only slide your loft 2 feet forward so it allows bathroom ventilation, then there is less of a chance there will be an issues with wood shifting.

  3. Amy

    Cool idea. I would like walls that move to open up a space or give privacy as desired. Hadn’t considered a moving loft.

  4. Awesome idea! So inspiring. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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