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Cara Brookins is a professional speaker and the bestselling author of Rise, How a House Built a Family, a memoir about escaping domestic violence with her four children and building a 3,500 square foot home from the ground up by watching YouTube tutorials. She’s been featured on The Today Show, The Hallmark Channel, People, ABC news, USA Today, CNN, New York Post and around the Globe. Cara is also a fiction writer with seven novels in print and more on the way. Learn more by downloading Cara’s media kit

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Photos from the Build

To request high resolution photos from the build, please email cara@carabrookins.com. Photos of the completed interior are also available upon request. 
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My story has been shared on . . . 

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. . . 

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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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