Woman And Kids Build Home With Help From Online Tutorials


Have you ever thought of building your own house?  One Arkansas mom decided she and her kids could do it, with some help from tutorials on YouTube.

Cara Brookins and her family couldn’t afford to buy their own house, so they built the home from the ground up in 2008. 

“And with just one little bit at a time, we figured out how to lay a foundation block. And you know, it was a lot of asking people at Home Depot, ‘How would you do this?'” Brookins said.

They did everything from hand-mixing the mortar for the foundation to running gas lines and framing walls. And while it wasn’t easy, they persevered.

Now Brookins is sharing her journey of building her own house in a new book called “Rise, How a House Built a Family.”

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