I bought this from a really nice family last summer, but don't have room for it where I'm headed next. It was handmade by a woodworking dad from the last century. Making a little hideaway space below the loft itself has been fun and easy. I am 5'7", 140lbs, and had no problem with the ladder or feeling secure on the bed. A full-sized bunky board can be available too, if you need it.