Why I Sleep in a Hammock Outside Every Day

Every night since June 2020, 10 year old Norwegian Eirik Skiftenes has been doing something few others do (especially 10 year olds). Eirik has been sleeping outside in a hammock on the porch by himself. He has faced some challenges of sleeping outside, such as cold weather and mosquito bites. This has not however, stopped Eirik! Instead he has dressed in warm winter clothing and covered his hammock in mosquito nets.

The young Norwegian wants to continue sleeping outside and says that “nothing is better than a night out in fresh air”. Listen to Eirik talk about the idea of sleeping outside.
Nine year-old Eirik Skiftenes loves to be outside both day and night. Every night since June last year, Eirik has been sleeping outside in a hammock on the porch by himself. He has become somewhat of a local hero in Grimstad, because of this particular interest.

He faces some of the challenges of sleeping outside, like cold weather and mosquito bites. However, that won’t stop Eirik when he has warm winter clothing and mosquito nets!

Eirik wants to continue sleeping outside until this year at least, but the Grimstad native says that “Nothing is better than a night out in fresh air!”