It occurred to me while indoors reading on a rainy vacation day at a campground: the lodge facilities were much like a residence hall; and the rooms would be more functional and comfortable if they made use of University Loft’s solid wood furniture for colleges and universities.
I was staying in the lodge because I’m not exactly a rugged outdoorsman. (I prefer to keep my distance from snakes and mosquitoes.) So as I sat there, my mind wandering as the rain washed out hopes of getting some sun that day, I realized that lots of campgrounds probably have similar facilities, with lodge-type buildings that house individual rooms and common restroom and shower areas (his and hers, of course).
The more I thought about it, I recalled my dorm room at the university I attended back in the day. Actually, my room at the lodge was smaller than my dorm room, so naturally I began to wish for the space-maximizing efficiency of University Loft’s modular student furniture. Imagine how much more room I would have enjoyed in the lodge quarters if the bed had been elevated and the desk and/or dresser placed below. (I wouldn’t have been tripping over suitcases and coolers and duffel bags each time I got out of bed, I can tell you that!)
And unlike the worn-out and mismatched furniture at the campground, ULoft college furniture is purpose-built to withstand the rigors of college students and dormitory living. How long would University Loft furniture last in a more easy-going environment? We may never know, but I’ll bet the parade of campground lodgers would be well served and comfortable for decades!
So, yes, my vacation was a thought-provoking and learning experience. Hmmm, that sounds like college, too.
How about you? Can you think of another great place for University Loft student furniture?
The ULoft Blog Team
About University Loft Company and our solid wood modular residence life furniture:
Since 1984, when James Jannetides built a loft configuration for his own dorm room at Southern Illinois University, hundreds of thousands of college students have enjoyed better campus living thanks to University Loft furniture. Today, University Loft serves more than 1,200 colleges, universities and related student housing partners. As Jannetides’ says: “We are always learning, always innovating, and always improving … our environment, our products, and our service. We are University Loft Company.”