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Has anyone ever used untreated sheeps wool for domestic house insulation?

Question by gillyg: Has anyone ever used untreated sheeps wool for domestic house insulation?
I was told today, a neighbour used untreated sheeps wool fresh from his own flock of sheep to insulate his mobile home. I am building my own home soon and treated sheeps wool is very expensive.
I know there is a rotten smell from sheeps wool and in shearing season it stinks in the heat, but i was told that it sort of rots when washed… id do it myself otherwise. untreated sheeps wool is 70euro per bag how much is it treated

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Answer by Lady in Red
NO, BUT IT SOUNDS GOOD.
Untreated wool is a bit greasy.
If that isn’t a problem, it would insulate very well.

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One Response to Has anyone ever used untreated sheeps wool for domestic house insulation?

  1. Sarah Lou

    I have lived on a farm most of my life, and been around goats, cows, chickens,ducks, etc. We never owned sheep but our neighbors did.
    Wouldn’t the wool, since it is untreated, smell? The smell that comes to my mind is that nasty smell of a Billy Goat. When the weather is hot and humid, wouldn’t the smell be worse?

    If I’m wrong, I’m sorry! Doesn’t untreated mean unwashed?

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