Two trees 3 to 4m apart in your favourite part of the garden is a rare and wonderful thing. Remember that distance the next time you're planting trees. If you don't have the patience to wait for trees to grow let us show you a few clever ways to get swinging.

What you hang your hammock off doesn't need to be trees. It just has to be strong enough to hold your weight. Think fence posts, washing line poles, balcony railings, that sort of thing.

Most hammocks are around 3m when hung but if the distance is further you can use rope to extend it and if it's just a bit less than the 3m you can simply hang it a little more U shaped. Click on this video link to see a clever way of hanging a hammock using Ticket to the Moon’s unique adjustable fixing system.

You don't always need something that you can get a rope around to hang a hammock. Hang it off a wall inside or out using our hooks and wall plates.

Here's something ingenious, you want to hang your hammock but you only have one tree....................... use one of our Half a Hammock Stands. Tie one end to the tree or whatever and use the Half a Hammock stand for the other end. See the product listing here for details.

How about sinking a couple of posts into the ground at just the right distance apart. Full sun or partial shade? Or, get creative and put a triangle of posts in the ground, sun, shade or 3 hammocks up at the same time.

New hammocks will have a small amount of stretch in them the first time you use them so it's always a good idea to put your posts slightly further apart than too close, it's easier to add rope to reach the post than to shorten the hammock when the posts are in the ground.

And finally, if you'd like total freedom to put your hammock wherever you desire then you can buy one of our quality stands. Have a look in the Stands section of the store but please check that the stand you order is compatible with your hammock. Email if you'd like any advice from a Hammockologist.

Here's some great tips and advice:

Hanging a hammock

To really be able to enjoy your hammock you need to find the perfect spot for it. This spot should offer enough space and also provide the possibility to suspend the hammock. Important: when mounting a hammock it is important to add space to let the hammock sag. Because the more a hammock sags, the more comfortable it will be.

A short overview of all possibilities for suspension:

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How to lie in a hammock

Someone not used to lying in a hammock will need some patience and practice to find the perfect lying position. But it is definitely worth it: Full comfort of a hammock is experienced most intensely when lying diagonally.

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All about hammocks with bars

Hammocks with spreader bars are a further development of the classic hammock. Developed by sailors in colonial times this kind of hammock still has a large number of followers. For hammocks with spreader bars, different criteria apply in comparison to classic hammocks without spreader bars.

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Hanging chairs for dummies

The hammock chair (also called hammock armchair, hammock seat or hammock swing) has developed into a very popular way of seating over the last decades. In a hammock chair, the feet mostly touch the ground. Very similar to a rocking chair one can steer the swinging movement individually.

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