Celebrating a strong, creative, resilient Lunenburg County
NOW, MORE THAN EVER...
BY JENNIFER NAUGLER
Who knew 20 years ago that a vacation on the West Coast would result in a new local business opening in Lunenburg County serving all of Atlantic Canada…but that’s exactly what happened to Marlean and the late Robert Rhodenizer. After visiting the Murphy Wall-Bed dealer Marlean and Bob came home and began designing and manufacturing the authentic Murphy Wall-Beds for all of Atlantic Canada and Hide & Sleep Beds Ltd was born. Hide & Sleep Beds was established as a family business in 1995 and continues to this day with Marlean, her daughter Debbie and her husband Sterling Zwicker all working together in their office and production facility in beautiful Barss Corner. Over the years they have participated in over 150 home shows all over the Maritimes and have enjoyed assisting their customers with the design, delivery and installation of their Murphy Wall-Beds.
A Murphy Wall-Bed includes a standard sized mattress that tilts effortlessly away into its own cabinet using a spring system, for either residential or commercial use. Wall-Beds can turn any room instantly into a place to sleep, thereby creating a dual purpose room. Your home-office, spare room or yoga studio can quickly transform into a comfortable place for guests.
After bringing Murphy Wall-Beds to Lunenburg County demand grew so quickly that, within five years, it became clear to the Rhodenizer’s that they were going to need their own production facility. Designed by Bob and located across from the farmhouse where they used to live and raised their family, is now the showroom and production facility for all the Hide & Sleep Beds that are ordered in Atlantic Canada. Murphy Wall-Beds are a perfect fit for those looking to downsize. They offer a space for the grand kids to sleep-over and are a great option for cottage owners and anyone who has guests and not enough beds. In the age of minimalism, down-sizing, tiny homes and more… recognizing the need for people to repurpose spaces in their homes, cottages or office … it seems as if Hide & Sleep Beds have been ahead their time.
It was inspiring to visit with Marlean and hear her story of the vision and drive that created the Hide & Sleep Beds business here so many years ago. Seeing their continued success from their location in the middle of beautiful farm country is just one of the things that makes living in Lunenburg County so appealing.