I'm thinking something akin to this for the loft stairs, except with another loft on the other side and the second set of stairs meeting in the middle. "A 355 square feet tiny house on wheels in Felton, California. Designed by Molecule Tiny Homes.
Nifty link, but you have to search to find the spool knitting with beads. Other great ideas there, too! Own Two Hands - Spool knitting with beads. Neat technique for jazzing up I-cord. (Might be fun to add to Christmas Tree Garland.