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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……

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A short video showing mud and stud work in our new build, a great method for a partition wall.......good sound insulation, thermal mass and this one is in a bathroom so humidity buffering too. The mix was a rich stoney clay soil mixed with hemp shiv and chopped straw. ... See MoreSee Less

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Angie BalesWhat kind of tool you got there?7 days ago
Paula MillwoodGreat video B. and like the idea of non-stick fork. Would love to hear how it all works out when finished.6 days ago   ·  2
Lisa GollnerIs there a reason why you're using a fork and not your hands?6 days ago
Travis CroftExcellent video; concise, informative, and easy to understand. Thank you for posting!3 days ago   ·  1
Roland Schmidt-BellachHow do you keep it from cracking when it dries without any sand? What are the proportions of chopped straw and clay?3 days ago

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A mud mermaid gently weathering in the Irish rain. This is in the garden of Feile and Colin at Mud and wood (www.facebook.com/mudandwood) along with many other beautiful structures and surfaces which they create during their workshops. It was the perfect place to go when I needed a bit of inspiration and encouragement (their home is amazing too) and a good reminder about how long exposed mud walls can last in the most extreme atlantic conditions. ... See MoreSee Less

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Dry stone work that is not dry……Prehistoric earth buildings in Scotland are few and far between, mainly because timber and earth doesn’t survive in the archaeological record, however Orkney has an amazing heritage of more permanent Neolithic structures made from stone, clay and turf including the world famous sites of Skara Brae, Maes Howe and the Tomb of the Eagles pictured here. Clay mortar beds probably helped manoeuvre the huge stone slabs into position. If you look carefully at later stone houses and ruins in this region and throughout Scotland you can clearly see the same technology - beds of clay mortar that were vital to create wind and water tight buildings. Later lime pointing confuses the story but the clay is often still visible in the core of the wall. ... See MoreSee Less

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Brian Rhys WilkinsonThe Neolithic houses at Barnhouses too, are thought to have been clad in turf.3 weeks ago   ·  2

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Beautiful walls in Burkina Faso. ... See MoreSee Less

Our thoughts go out to the people of Burkina Faso, a beautiful country challenged by circumstance where I spent a few days in 2008. This picture shows the women plasterers at the world heritage site a...

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RebearthRosie and Nicki.....women create with earth. x3 weeks ago

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