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……


Having fun at yesterday's earth training day. These interactive demonstrations explain the science behind earth buildings....why they don't dissolve and can last thousands of years. This experiment is all about clay leaves and how they stick earth buildings together. ... See MoreSee Less

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Enjoying the rawness of the mud block stairs before we cover them up.....probably with an earth floor mix. The walls are also mudblock in this area coated in strawy plaster. We chose mudblocks in the centre of the house rather than cob because it was an awkward area in terms of access and in our cold damp climate needs quicker drying. ... See MoreSee Less

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Emma Winfield TubbIs there a timber form below or is it a solid block mass 'lump' all the way? They look totally lush :)1 week ago   ·  2

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If you would like to know more about how to repair earth structures or use earth materials and techniques in new buildings there are still places left on this course at Historic Environment Scotland in Stirling next Tuesday (17th) We will look at Scottish traditions, soil selection and processing, block and mortar making, earth renders and the EBUKI experiments - practical demonstrations about how earth buildings work. Would love to see you there.....

For more information follow this link:https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/whats-on/event/?eventId=a596ebbd-281a-4b60-8ad5-a5fd00a6c9ab
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Stroking old walls.......When you want mud render to stick to an ancient weathered surface it really helps to wet the wall thoroughly and then massage the new material into the old with your hands. Rubber gloves are helpful if you work this way a lot as your hands can get very rough. We apply the new material in layers to control shrinkage and to make sure all exposed and damaged areas get a good coverage (the area just above the stone base is particularly hollowed out and needs more time and materials). It's a gentle way to breathe life into a very old but very lovely building. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jess Halford KerekYou are a goddam genius and very precious!2 weeks ago   ·  2
Verena Milenka Maederhave done a lot of this recently...2 weeks ago   ·  1

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