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Rebearth is a company specialising in building and finishes using raw earth and natural materials. It was founded in Scotland by mud mason, Becky Little.

We have 25 years of experience in earth building techniques including mudwall (cob),  wattle and daub, light clay and hemp, turf building, soft capping, clay plasters, earth sculpture and decoration.

By learning from the past and working with nature, we celebrate and develop the skills and traditions of earth building.

See below for Rebearth on Facebook where you will find posts about our most recent work, upcoming events and links to all things earthy.
Earth render repairs, 18th century mud walled barn, Carse of Gowrie, for the Tay Landscape Partnership.
Earth render samples on an 18th century mud walled barn, Carse of Gowrie.
Letham mud walled shelter at the Secret Garden Nursery, Fife.

This was my favourite Clayfest structure with so much learning potential for framing, weaving, mud/fibre mixes, use of fabric, sculpture etc. It was never meant to last but certainly could with a roof. I also had a lot of fun working with Tom Morton. He created the ideas and forms while I made the earthen materials to strengthen and adorn them, along with a lot of help and creativity from the workshop participants. I love thinking on my feet with what I have to hand and the wonderful (if slightly challenging) range of subsoils and recycled materials turned out to be the stars of the show - who knew you could make perfect daub from a rough and unpromising pile of construction waste?...... ... See MoreSee Less

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Making a round window in mudwall (cob) without formwork is all about timing and fibre: Mud layers containing plenty of straw are gradually cantilevered over the opening until they join in the middle creating an arch. It is still possible to tread the mix from above if you are careful and the weather is on your side (warm drying conditions here over a couple of days). The final shape is fine tuned with a trimming spade, mattock or saw. A bucket in the hole works also well too as a guide but it's best to rely on your mix and how you shape it to create the strength you need. ... See MoreSee Less

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This friday I will be speaking at the Scottish Ecological Design Association annual gathering, an exciting two day event covering new build, conservation, visits and lots of time for sharing ideas. I will talk mainly about new work in earth finishes and furniture but inevitably I will also mention historic stuff because that's my inspiration. I will also show some of our work with earth and fibre like this mud brick structure at Clayfest. Hope I might see you there. Here is some more information - the line up looks great:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seda-conference-agm-2017-conservation-restoration-retrofit-tickets-3442744...
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Fran KeithLove the texture1 week ago   ·  1

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Just back from an amazing week at Clayfest, teaching (and learning) about earth and fibre. What a delightful bunch of creative and inspiring people to play and hang out with in a castle, along with 6 different subsoils, 15 types of fibre, several types of mud bricks and a beautiful palette of clay plasters. Best workshop ever.....thank you everyone. ... See MoreSee Less

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Louise BarronThat looks awesome1 week ago   ·  2
Grant ImrieGreat British bake off eat your heart out 😊1 week ago   ·  1

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Questions for next week: How to make and use clay mortar, plaster, daub, cob, rammed earth, light earth? How to source the right materials for structures and finishes? How to mix and process materials by foot or machine? How to make walls for thermal mass, insulation or a bit of both? How to use every bit of the soil profile and the plants that grow on top of it in a building and how to infinitely recycle or repair these safe and sustainable materials?

Everytime I build with earth I learn something new and this is especially true when surrounded by a community of natural builders: ebuki.co/event-clayfest-2017.htm
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Elayne GreatruahaThat is a stunning arch!!!3 weeks ago
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Sanni Mezzasomathe same questions3 weeks ago
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