This post from 2009 caught my attention because it seemed like a fun thing to do. These girls decided to do their own mattress, by stuffing it with nothing but straws, in its most organic sense. They also made sew the fabric by hand.
They decide to fashion one after checking out what stores have to offer and found out that many of these mattresses are filled with VOC’s, chemicals, metal coils and what have you’s. They also checked out eco-mattresses, since they live in an eco-village and practice a sustainable way of life.
It’s fascinating how they come up with a solution for their sleeping accommodation:
The bed is big and full, which you don’t actually get from many commercial mattresses. Plus, it’s cheap and eco-friendly. It’s inspiring in the sense that I could probably try and do a smaller version of these which the kids can use for lounging and play during seista time. Or eventually transition from a commercial mattress to something like this type.
Read how they did their own mattress using eco-materials and for just $35 on this post.