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……


Here is reed matting used as a protective, breathable screen on reconstructed buildings at the Open Air Museum in Denmark. Simple, low key methods that are easily replaced and create safe biodegradable waste. Why don’t we do more of this on our new buildings? ... See MoreSee Less

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I have experimented with rammed earth but it's tricky and I have yet to find a traditional building here using this technique. The challenge is controlling the moisture in the earth so that is compacts easily and doesn't get too sticky - very difficult in our climate. I'm looking forward to hearing about Alistair Dawson's experience with his new rammed earth house in Kinross (talking at the EBUK conference during Clayfest). Also Rowland Keable will be running workshops in this technique and will have lots to say on how to work with local conditions........not to be missed. ... See MoreSee Less

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Neal GrahamIs there a local "mix" of soil, sharp sand etc? Any stabilization?5 days ago
Neal Grahamok thanks!8 hours ago

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A small, simple niche in a mud wall - my kind of detail. ... See MoreSee Less

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RebearthHi Adrienne, it's a long time ago but I'm pretty sure I put a box in the mud to make the hole and then carved a curve at the top.1 week ago   ·  1
Adrienne T WimbushCut out or shaped during building?1 week ago

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We had a bit of fun with this partition wall in our cottage - we call it the telly hedge. It's full of spiders now and definitely on it's last legs but it's a reminder that not everything we build needs to be permanent and i rather like letting wildness in. ... See MoreSee Less

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