From an account in the Guardian, written by a “sisterwife” who is part of a practicing polygamist group in Mississippi:
We all live in the same house. We have a bunk-bed double on the bottom and single on the top. Husband, first wife and the “ON” wife sleep on the bottom and the other two “OFF” wives sleep above. We find this very intimate as we all are sleeping in the same bed though on different levels and we can still feel and hear what is happening when sex happens in our bed.
Relationships between us sisterwives are in the main quite good as our first wife Hanna is the main force in our household and will settle most of the disputes between the other wives herself without our husband being involved. There are jealousies – this is inevitable between any group of women living closely together. Our husband does his best to be fair to all of us but we all have our own opinion of what is fair, don’t we.