International Appearances by Cara Brookins


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...and 1,000+ other media outlets around the world.

 

Official Bio


Cara Brookins is best known for being the mom who built her own house using YouTube tutorials. She has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her keynotes and presentations since 2004. She’s the author of eight books, including Rise, How a House Built a family, which tells the story of building her 3500 square foot house with the help of her four children by watching YouTube tutorials and googling things like foundation work, plumbing, and gas lines. News of Cara's family story went viral in more than 65 countries and was viewed a billion times. Rise, has now been optioned to become a major motion picture. Inspiring audiences to build bigger lives remains her greatest passion.

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Approved Headshots

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"You will be enlightened. You will be inspired. You will cheer her on as she builds a new home and a new life for herself and her four children ― one brick at a time."

-John Grogan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Marley & Me

Kathie Lee and Hoda

The Today Show

Cara Brookins needed to make her family solid again. The single mom of four — Hope, Drew, Jada and Roman, ages 17 to 2 at the time — had recently left a marriage where she was a victim of domestic. . .


Johanna Li

Inside Edition

A single mother of four proved no project was too big as she led her family in building a home from the ground up, using nothing but YouTube tutorials and the occasional piece of neighborly advice...









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