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Icetek Sports MatB Straw Beach Mat, Blue, 70" x 35"

$17.15

ive made buckwheat hull pillows and adore them!! i even have given up my beloved feather pillows for them. i sleep with a pillow (and a couple cats) over my head and one under my head and i find the buckwheat forms perfectly to my face and also under my neck. i think that would be an amazing mattress!!
i also was in a very deep quandary for years about a mattress and wanted a wool one so so much but the cost denied me.
my husband built us a platform bed but still i refused to purchase a mattress. his job lends itself to my obtaining VERY MANY packing blankets….yes they are not organic or anything or that nature….but i had sooo many and they were free…..so for several years, we slept on multiple (like 20 or so) packing blankets piled up.
i still could not find what i was looking for and what fit the budget and he went out and purchased one of those horrific foam mattresses…. horrid. and now when he complains about it, i remind him he is stuck with it until death.
i do have a hammock and am considering using that when we move to our little home we are creating on our land….that is when he is out of town on work – it fits one only…and even after the foam mattress kerfuffle, i still love him!!!
best of luck and keep us all posted on you continuation of this dream.
i have considered the straw bed….years back pbs had a show/reality type where they took couples and put them in different era settings and saw if they could make it through….one couple made a straw mattress and it seemed rather glamorous and amorous! maybe one day!!!!!

ive made buckwheat hull pillows and adore them!! i even have given up my beloved feather pillows for them. i sleep with a pillow (and a couple cats) over my head and one under my head and i find the buckwheat forms perfectly to my face and also under my neck. i think that would be an amazing mattress!!
i also was in a very deep quandary for years about a mattress and wanted a wool one so so much but the cost denied me.
my husband built us a platform bed but still i refused to purchase a mattress. his job lends itself to my obtaining VERY MANY packing blankets….yes they are not organic or anything or that nature….but i had sooo many and they were free…..so for several years, we slept on multiple (like 20 or so) packing blankets piled up.
i still could not find what i was looking for and what fit the budget and he went out and purchased one of those horrific foam mattresses…. horrid. and now when he complains about it, i remind him he is stuck with it until death.
i do have a hammock and am considering using that when we move to our little home we are creating on our land….that is when he is out of town on work – it fits one only…and even after the foam mattress kerfuffle, i still love him!!!
best of luck and keep us all posted on you continuation of this dream.
i have considered the straw bed….years back pbs had a show/reality type where they took couples and put them in different era settings and saw if they could make it through….one couple made a straw mattress and it seemed rather glamorous and amorous! maybe one day!!!!!

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In total, I paid $29.00 for fabric and thread, and $6.00 for 3 bales of straw. All told, it took me about a week and $35 to make my own straw mattress!