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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……

clayfest

A video and song about the beauty of age and how to repair something precious....it's about ceramic bowls but it could be about earth walls, or tools, or people...... It's so good to remember this when you are building - and why I choose the materials and methods I do. ... See MoreSee Less

Peter Mayer is perhaps the most talented singer/songwriter/guitarist I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. I've put together this montage to honor his song ...

While I love hand-made buildings made from local materials there is a place for earth in the wider construction industry. This is a workshop showing local builders how to use unfired clay bricks and clay mortars, good for internal walls or anywhere that you need thermal mass such as a stove surround. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Romans knew how to build with earth ....this is a clay mortared fort in Cramond built around 140AD, the same time as the Antonine wall, a huge 3m high turf wall stretching 60km across central Scotland. But we are still struggling to recognise these materials in the archaeology and rarely using the same materials to repair or reconstruct them. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mixing chopped straw into thick clay slip for plasters. This photo is from a wonderful clay and lime artistry workshop at The Canelo Project with Bill and Athena Steen The Canelo Project.......
They have been a huge inspiration to me and many others in the global earth building community. I hope they come back to Scotland soon....
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Making something by hand for the hand - like this hand rail on our cob staircase, sculpted from clay plaster with lots of chopped straw. Simple forms are also great at showing off the beauty of the natural materials. ... See MoreSee Less

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Diane Martin, Susan Allan and 23 others like this

Herman SwartLooks like a beautiful staircase in the making2 weeks ago   ·  1
George GunnLovely.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Анна Ярославна БобакIt's beautiful Becky x2 weeks ago   ·  1

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