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……


It's great to have one wall in the house where you can play. At the moment I'm experimenting with clay plasters using local materials. Naturally dug soils seem to have more life about them, both in the application and the finish, than commercial products but the two can work well together - Smaller touches of colour creating a bit of zing near the gentle tones of the wild clays. All of this preparation is in readiness for plastering a commercial office where playing is not so easy. ... See MoreSee Less

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Peter Coch Shamanthis is how we do it almost every day..we love to use local raw materials... raw building;)3 weeks ago   ·  2

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Earth plasters can hide a patchwork of other stuff: I've been putting the top coat of earth plaster onto the mud hand rail around the stair newel (The newel supports the stair treads and provides thermal mass in the centre of the house but it also became the dumping ground for left over building materials including stone, clay, broken tiles and old lime). If you build something useful with your waste you don't need to move it off site or bury it in the ground. Much better if this waste is biodegradable too. ... See MoreSee Less

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Cob pillars by the legendary Kevin McCabe using a bucket as formwork. I just need somewhere to build some of these myself.... ... See MoreSee Less

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Emma Winfield TubbOne of my early courses was with Kevin - in the casual, unmarketed, pioneer days, before the fire! ;) Lol, good memories!1 month ago   ·  2

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