Others have tried this before: we like the Tilthouse although one had better clear the dining room table before its off to bed.
::core77 via ::apartment Therapy
At treehugger we keep talking about living with less, but we never ask the question- "why are we wasting all of that ceiling space?" Austrian architecture and design firm AllesWirdGut ("everything will go well," in German)has figured this out- turn it upside down and use it. They built their demo Turn-on for an exhibition in Vienna and it has been on a roll ever since. They base their ideas on the "ferris wheel" living space in 2001-A Space Odyssey