It’s cheap. It’s made of duct tape. It reeks of laziness. Yes, the DIY duct tape hammock seems perfectly suited for a college campus.

Though it should be able to hold the average person plus a freshman fifteen, I was surprised to see that construction will only require three rolls of duct tape. The tutorial claims that stickiness is a problem as you weave the layers together, so a friend with a steady hand would be a big help. Instructables recommends 1″ diameter dowell rods, but based on the photo above you may want to get something closer to 1.5″ to avoid a potentially painful accident. 

If you live off campus or are lucky enough to have a balcony in your dorm, this should be a no brainer. If not, then it should be portable enough that you could hang it up in your room if you’re expecting company. I hope to put one of these together myself in the near future, and I’ll be sure to post a video walkthrough if I do. Until then, let us know if you attempt it yourself!

[Instructables via Lifehacker]