We found a cabin for one in the Village. Washtub and Washboard and a hand pump.
I think the bed was for when the person was worn out from pumping water to scrub clothes, and to warm up when the hands were red and raw from scrubbing those clothes.
(note: DIRT floors? think no vacuuming or mopping)
and on that washtub was a Katydid, and I am thinking if Katy did the laundry using these tools, she would need that bed WITH a mattress Please.