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……


Chopped straw plaster over everything - mud blocks, mudwall, clay hemp, wood, hessian, heating pipes, the dog, my face...........you get the picture. ... See MoreSee Less

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Daniël PostmaWho's Woody?21 hours ago

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Wattle and daub comes in many forms. I've been playing with long clay/straw sausages woven around horizontal rails. I've seen it in a few old buildings including Scottish Tower houses and it's ideal for a partition wall. We call it snakes and ladders. This one needs a bit more daub to flush it up and then it's done. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice picture showing the variety of stuff at Clayfest. I was there yesterday picking up the last of the kit. I tried optimistically to carry one of the plaster panels home on the back of my pick-up but 40 minutes later it was in pieces despite lots of padding. The amazing thing though was that all the clay/fibre layers survived intact. I'm realising the potential of chopped straw just now in many surface applications. ... See MoreSee Less

Clayfest had all things earth building, or at least quite a few of them, from turf building on the left, rammed earth centre and cob on the right to plasters behind and numerous 'pop-up' events...

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A wee mud house that appeared on a board at Clayfest - shows the amazing stickiness of clay and the use of fibre to build up relief work. Nice job! ... See MoreSee Less

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Mikkel ChristensenWhat is the white stuff? Lime base?2 weeks ago
George GunnBrilliant !1 week ago

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This was the most fascinating experiment I could have imagined on my doorstep with lots of new ideas for my own work……but I love the simplicity of the vernacular approach. ... See MoreSee Less

Working with local soils……The soil around Errol is fine silty clay (up to 70% silt). Each workshop at Clayfest adapted this sticky soil to meet their needs. Rowland dried, crushed and mixed it wit...

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