“Rise: How A House Built A Family,” Cara Brookins

“Rise: How A House Built A Family,” Cara Brookins

Cara Brookins

2.28.2017

Cara Brookins

After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins of Central Arkansas 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 decided to build one. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos and a small bank loan, Brookins built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children. 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. Rise is a memoir that traces one family’s rise from battered victims to stronger, better versions of themselves. Join Cara and her family as they discuss their inspirational do-it-yourself project.

After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins of Central Arkansas 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 decided to build one. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos and a small bank loan, Brookins built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children. 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. Rise is a memoir that traces one family’s rise from battered victims to stronger, better versions of themselves. Join Cara and her family as they discuss their inspirational do-it-yourself project.