• Martin Carlsson in Otium Sleeping in front of a motorhome that will get new mattress covers
    Martin Carlsson in Otium Sleeping in front of a motorhome that will get new mattress covers
  • The bed ready for use with the top mattress placed
    The bed ready for use with the top mattress placed
  • Elin Dulsvik shows that the bed sheet can be molded and adapted to most mattress dimensions
    Elin Dulsvik shows that the bed sheet can be molded and adapted to most mattress dimensions
  • Martin Carlsson and Elin Dulsvik started in 2018 up Otium Sleeping in Svelvik outside Drammen. Here they show some specially adapted top mattresses they have made.
    Martin Carlsson and Elin Dulsvik started in 2018 up Otium Sleeping in Svelvik outside Drammen. Here they show some specially adapted top mattresses they have made.
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By: Bjarne Eikefjord
Caravan and Caravan magazine, No. 1 February 2019

Sleep better at camping: New caravan and motorhome mattresses

The beds in new caravans and campers look great, preferably with precious and elegant baskets. But the mattresses to sleep on can be far from the same standard many times. This is what Martin Carlsson and Elin Dulsvik of Otium Sleeping in Svelvik outside Drammen intend to do something about.

We who have been camping for a few years have all been there: Back in the back and groan and leave one morning after a night in a motorhome or caravan on a mattress that is either too hard, too soft, too sunken or just too much used. In the "old days" a couple of decades ago, there were foamed plastic mattresses of different thicknesses. Now, spring mattresses of different types and standards have made their way. Not rarely customized for each vehicle for the sake of carvings, arches and other small details that make acquiring new means special stitching that costs more than it tastes.

Otium Sleeping

Otium comes from Latin, and means loosely translated to rest in peace and dignity. Enjoying their otium is often used for pensioners who live out their good dreams after a professional life. But sleeping in a camping vehicle on a poor mattress will for many be the opposite of pleasure. - "We at Otium Sleeping want to offer customized mattress pads at an affordable cost to ensure campers have as good a sleeping quality in caravans and motorhomes as they have in their domestic bedrooms" - says Martin Carlsson to BoCM in the exhibition room they have in Drammen.

freshly list

Otium Sleeping is newly started in 2018 and had its first appearance during the Caravan Fair at Lillestrøm in September. - "But we have already secured agreements with several suppliers of camping vehicles," - says Martin and adds that they want to offer good mattress covers also for the individual camper. - «We can customize a top mattress kit for any motorhome or caravan. Then the customer must make a drawing and take measurements, then we make a template, cut to mattress and sew the cover, which is washable. We aim for simple processing: Ordering and payment, and then the finished product is delivered through the mail to the customer ”- says Martin.

Fitted

Otium Sleeping delivers the mattresses fully customized, and can also provide custom, faceted sheets. Martin Carlsson and Elin Dulsvik, who own and operate Otium Sleeping, believe they can make this cheaper than others in the market. They believe there is a great need, both for new and used camping vehicles. - "Many people who buy used motorhomes or caravans want to get new mattresses, both because the old ones can be worn, but also because they think it is okay to sleep in mattresses that have not been used by others" - says Elin.

affordable

Price is always a question when it comes to acquiring equipment. A set of new pillow top mattresses for single beds can be supplied at a price of less than NUMXX for 2000-60 cm. width and 90 meters length. Double bed mattresses end up under $ 10 for a set. - "Then the buyers can sleep well and comfortably on either core foam or latex foam that adapts to the body, also in camping vehicles" - concludes Martin and Elin.