Rebearth is an earth building venture, founded in Scotland by mud and mortar mason, Becky Little. By learning from the past and working with nature, we want to celebrate and develop the skills and traditions of earth. Our mission is to make, mend, and experiment with subsoils, lime and natural materials to spread the knowledge and joy of earth building in all its forms, including cob, mudwall, clay and hemp, wattle and daub, turf building, soft capping, clay plasters, earth sculpture and decoration. We are also experts in the use of clay and lime mortars with stone.

Rebearth was created out of my need for a more soulful and holistic approach to building and my desire to share the knowledge that I have gained over the past 20 years.

Stay wild and keep learning……


Working on clay plasters with natural "fossils", a kind of mud wall-paper. This one is in an office setting. ... See MoreSee Less

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Peter Coch Shamanclay fossils, thats nice name. I would use it:)3 days ago   ·  1

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Ever since I began repairing buildings I have been drawn to the way old walls have memories ......in this case a medieavel tower house coated in multiple and varied layers of lime harl, tool marks and lime wash, built up over centuries. Sometimes our repairs obliterate this precious history for a while but it is always there waiting to be revealed by the wind and rain. ... See MoreSee Less

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These courses will be good...And Estonia is a very special place too. ... See MoreSee Less

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As I learnt how to build with Icelandic turf if felt very similar to mudwalling (Scottish cob): Body weight is used to compress the wall and a sharp spade trims the face from above. While the turf is laid as distinct pieces they are knitted into each other similar to pieces of mud. And these structures are stronger if built in a continuous process while the materials are damp and easy to shape, the weight from above binding the mass as it shrinks and settles. Fibre acts as a binder in both cases - roots in the turf and straw in the mudwall. The main difference is probably their thermal properties when dry - turf is lighter and more insulating than mudwall. Thanks for the photo Eve Boyle. ... See MoreSee Less

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Bryndís ZoëgaGreat picture.2 weeks ago   ·  2
thePOOSH.orgVery interesting! Thanks.1 week ago   ·  1

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