NH, I see what you mean. I was not thinking about the dairy barn application in contrast to a home.

Perhaps if we humans lived in stalls like cows there might be higher moisture content in our homes? But fortunately we like to discard our waste immediately.

Europeans seem to universally paint their timbers when a buildings is infilled, might this have to do more with the tendency of the interface between wood and infill to hold moisture to the wood?

Was de eine ilüchtet isch für angeri villech nid so klar.