Welcome 

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.

Friday July 13th, 2018

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I'm just about to leave for Austria where I will be teaching at the BASEhabitat Summer School - on earthen and bamboo construction. I'll be sharing my experience of Scottish materials and traditions but also working with new soils, tools and people from all over the world......very exciting. One of the biggest differences in Europe is the access to dry crumbly soils which can make mixing a lot easier. We have heavy clays here that are damp all year and need a lot of soaking to become workable. The picture is from Clayfest in Lincoln last year with Anna and Brendan daubing our mud bender. The challenge of new materials and situations is always a lot more fun working with enthusiastic participants. ... See MoreSee Less

Im just about to leave for Austria where I will be teaching at the BASEhabitat Summer School - on earthen and bamboo construction. Ill be sharing my experience of Scottish materials and traditions but also working with new soils, tools and people from all over the world......very exciting.  One of the biggest differences in Europe is the access to dry crumbly soils which can make mixing a lot easier. We have heavy clays here that are damp all year and need a lot of soaking to become workable. The picture is from Clayfest in Lincoln last year with Anna and Brendan daubing our mud bender. The challenge of new materials and situations is always a lot more fun working with enthusiastic participants.

 

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Have a fabulous, inspired and inspiring time Becky! Suitcase hiding for me too would have been good! xxx

Nice. Show us when it is completed

Nice picture and great workshop!!! All the best 🙂 x

Would love to hide in your suitcase Becky x

Anna TarzAnna

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Wednesday July 11th, 2018

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I was sorting through some old slides and found this one of a turf clamp kiln from the early 90s. We created a bee-hive structure of turf over a fire box in the side of a bank. Inside the kiln we layered dry wood and limestone above the fire and set it alight. I remember staying up all night drinking whisky, telling stories and feeding the fire. I also remember making a very small bucket of lime putty the next day when we mixed the burnt limestone with water. Not a very efficient burn but quite magical all the same. ... See MoreSee Less

I was sorting through some old slides and found this one of a turf clamp kiln from the early 90s. We created a bee-hive structure of turf over a fire box in the side of a bank. Inside the kiln we layered dry wood and limestone above the fire and set it alight. I remember staying up all night drinking whisky, telling stories and feeding the fire. I also remember making a very small bucket of lime putty the next day when we mixed the burnt limestone with water. Not a very efficient burn but quite magical all the same.

 

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Sounds like a good night.

The first rocket stove?

Friday June 29th, 2018

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This year I have enjoyed getting involved in lots of great training and research with Earth Building UK and Ireland, including the CobBauge Project which aims to thermally optimise cob mixes. Here you can see a hybrid test wall made of cob and light earth that we made at amàco in the spring. We will be repeating a similar experiment at Clayfest in Ireland. Clayfest is the highlight of our year when many earth builders come together and share experiences, try new ideas and have loads of fun. It would be great if you could join us. Don't forget to book your tickets: ebuki.co/event-clayfest-2018.htm#sthash.lrEpfbzd.dpbs.CobBauge is a project looking to make cob comply with thermal regulations in the UK and France. One approach we are takng is to combine 'normal' cob with mixes which are much more fibrous, with an insulating external face bonded to a more load bearing inner leaf. We'll be doing a little demo work at Clayfest, thelittleboxoffice.com/ebuki/, if you book now it's one less thing to do later.... ... See MoreSee Less

This year I have enjoyed getting involved in lots of great training and research with Earth Building UK and Ireland, including the CobBauge Project which aims to thermally optimise cob mixes. Here you can see a hybrid test wall made of cob and light earth that we made at amàco in the spring. We will be repeating a similar experiment at Clayfest in Ireland. Clayfest is the highlight of our year when many earth builders come together and share experiences, try new ideas and have loads of fun. It would be great if you could join us. Dont forget to book your tickets: http://ebuki.co/event-clayfest-2018.htm#sthash.lrEpfbzd.dpbs.

Friday June 22nd, 2018

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Thinking ahead to Clayfest this year, planning more adventures with earth and fibre in the shape of mud brick towers adorned with heather, seaweed, clay plasters. This was last year’s Nubian vault at Lincoln Castle. #clayfest #naturalbuilding #adobe #mudbrick #earthbuilding ... See MoreSee Less

Thinking ahead to Clayfest this year, planning more adventures with earth and fibre in the shape of mud brick towers adorned with heather, seaweed, clay plasters. This was last year’s Nubian vault at Lincoln Castle. #clayfest #naturalbuilding #adobe #mudbrick #earthbuilding

 

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beautiful! looks like the bricks are resting on just a base of clay! wow... will it be protected from rains?

Opposite the skills centre ?

Lizzie Wynn

Oh brilliant!

Looks fantastic 👍

that's nice

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Friday June 8th, 2018

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The living tradition of turf building - boundary walls in Iceland which are still being built and maintained. Gives us a glimpse of skills and features that were once ubiquitous in the Scottish landscape. Glad to say we are relearning these techniques (with help from the Icelanders) and new turf walls are now happening here. ... See MoreSee Less

The living tradition of turf building - boundary walls in Iceland which are still being built and maintained. Gives us a glimpse of skills and features that were once ubiquitous in the Scottish landscape. Glad to say we are relearning these techniques (with help from the Icelanders) and new turf walls are now happening here.