How A House Built A Family

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After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan and a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children. It would be the hardest thing she had ever done. With no experience nailing together anything bigger than a bookshelf, she and her kids poured concrete, framed the walls and laid bricks for their two story, five bedroom house. She had convinced herself that if they could build a house, they could rebuild their broken family. This must-read memoir traces one family's rise from battered victims to stronger, better versions of themselves, all through one extraordinary do-it-yourself project.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781250095664
Characteristics: viii, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,colour illustrations, colour portraits ;,22 cm.


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Oct 19, 2017

Amazingly strong woman and unbelievably talented children.

jilllib Oct 10, 2017

After an especially terrifying divorce, a woman and her four children build their own house.

Feb 13, 2017

Loved! Extraordianry story that will leave you ready to build!

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