Getting a little stir crazy under quarantine? To help fight the rising tide of cabin fever around the world, Ikea releases assembly instructions for a couch fort and other improvised living room shelters. These directions can help you build a house, fortress, castle, camping tent, cave, and wigwam out of household essentials to turn your living room into a proverbial kingdom, campground, or whatever imaginary destination your heart desires. Since they come from Ikea, they’re easy to follow and can be completed without materials that are hard to come by. The instructions infuse an element of nostalgia into anyone’s life by returning them to one of their favorite childhood pastimes.
Take yourself back to a simpler time when the complexities of the world’s problems didn’t weigh on your innocent mind. These DIY-shelters are a great way to take your mind off of the ever-mounting stressors of the world, spend some quality time with your family, and indulge your imagination.