Greetings from a Brit in Germany inspired by this site. I live a few hours from Krameterhof in Austria and plan to visit this summer. Anyone need a little help understanding the German? It's a rather difficult dialect of German which I also have problems with but if I can help I'd love to.
Anyway here's my idea. while I'd love to build such a Simon Dale "hobbit" house - I'm in the middle of renovating an older bigger one, and doing things like having new windows fitted and insulating the roof space - we still face the problems of air escaping the building. I definitely feel draughts moving air round the place and was thinking today about the use of lit candles to estimate air directions and perhaps by the angle of the flame, the strength.
Anyone got any refinements on this idea? Just putting it out there...
If you don't want to use actual smoke, magic shops sell little tubes of rosin to be mashed between one's fingers until little threads of it fly off into the air. That control might be useful. Down (and similar bits of fluff) also come to mind.
Spider webs are an elegant way. Spiders are very sensitive to airflow, and build webs where insects seem likely to blow through. I learned that strategy from the following blog post, which I recommend:
"the qualities of these bacteria, like the heat of the sun, electricity, or the qualities of metals, are part of the storehouse of knowledge of all men. They are manifestations of the laws of nature, free to all men and reserved exclusively to none." SCOTUS, Funk Bros. Seed Co. v. Kale Inoculant Co.