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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……

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A newly laid earth floor is a magnet to small furry feet...... ... See MoreSee Less

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Mud brick making is satisfying work but it's not often sunny enough here to dry them so I'm just about to rig up a tent for the showers. The dried bricks will be used to repair an old mudwall building and any leftovers will be stitched into a corner of our patchwork home. I've tried many different mixes with a variety of clay soils, sands and fibre.......they all work to some degree but the moisture content is critical if you want them to leave the mould and they do have different characteristics in relation to weathering. This batch needs to withstand occasional flooding so we are dropping the clay content and using well graded aggregate. ... See MoreSee Less

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Stone, turf and wood in harmony. In Iceland. ... See MoreSee Less

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So here's the latest on our stairs - made from mud block treads supported on wooden beams that sit on a mud newel in the centre and mud walls around the outside. We packed out the underside of these beams with hessian and clay and then applied a clay/dung/sand primer on the wood before layering up lots more strawy clay to create the curved ceiling. Next we are going to sculpt a mud bookshelf into the upper walls of the stairwell.....designing as we go which is the beauty of self build. ... See MoreSee Less

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