Jami McBride wrote:
For blowing into walls, as Joan suggests, there is an article on Mother Earth News about making your own paper insulation - it requires some special equipment so it may not be doable for everyone..... Same process is also outlined on eHow.com
What an excellently presented video. I love the little cordwood house... wish it showed more of it!
It's is basically just using mushrooms "roots" to hold together cellulose, so you wouldn't have the problem of it settling, and you could use it in walls more easily. And as a bonus, it's a class 1 vapor retardant and class 1 fire retardant.
joan from zone 6 wrote:
both links are very interesting - left some questions, though - did not hear anything relating to r-value - also noted one finished product was declared to be water-resistant at one point in the presentation and to be compostable at another point - something wrong with that picture ? wouldn't that be akin to being both fire-resistant and fire disposable ?
Jami McBride wrote:Anyone mention Wool as insulation yet? Got sheep?
Something like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3EpioxQJqQ
I read a short article in "Farm Show" about a year ago on a co-op of wool producers in Washington state that was selling wool batting for insulation. It was a way for them to sell wool that normally was land filled, because it did not meet spec for textile use. I had also seen a similar material from NZ.
And, I saw on that video that they said it was vermin proof.
I would like to know what they have used to make it insect proof.]