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……


Icelandic turf tools - Using a turf scythe to cut fibrous turf strips (strengur) which are often, but not always, built in alternate layers with chunky klambra blocks. We sharpened the scythe many times while working and Innes is making this job look at lot easier than it was. The turf is cut from damp grassland with a very well developed root system which gives it strength and durability. Clay content is important too if you want the walls to last a long time. ... See MoreSee Less

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Justin BuchananMatt Heilig hell no!!1 week ago   ·  1

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This time-lapse video of a guy building a clay cabin in the woods is mesmerising. He even makes his own roof tiles. Inspiring use of local materials and fire.
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Ein Haus im Wald bauen? Wieso nicht? ... Klasse! ;)

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Luca SalomonGreat man! Just a thing...next type should has windows. Good job.1 week ago   ·  1
Debbie MelvinMost wonderful thing I've ever seen! He's a master in his craft!3 weeks ago   ·  1
Rodrigo CalistoRenato Gualberto Botelho esse é um bom começo3 weeks ago

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Sharing skills is so important. 12 years ago I was very lucky to spend a glorious week with the Steens at The Canelo Project learning about earth finishes and furniture. While I was there I showed folk how we harl in Scotland, experimenting with their local lime and aggregate onto cob. It is getting harder to fund these kind of international exchanges, the building equivalent of a big music jam where everyone pitches in with what they can do and the sum of the whole is so much more than the individual parts. We all come away with fresh insight and a deeper understanding of local traditions while the skills travel and evolve with us in new and interesting ways. ... See MoreSee Less

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The clay mortar in this 1500 year old ruin, an early Christian chapel on the Isle of Bute, was pretty washed out but still intact in the core. It is possible to repair this kind of structure using the same locally sourced materials to consolidate and fill the voids in the masonry along with new pinning stones and a protective clay/turf capping. We also experimented by sowing dry loving grass seeds on more exposed mortar joints - working with nature as much as possible. Inevitably you are slowing down decay rather than stopping it altogether but future repairs can be small and low key. Rubber gloves are optional.... ... See MoreSee Less

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Emma Winfield TubbThis looks like some kind of stone wall assisted birthing 😂☺4 weeks ago   ·  2

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