Meet this brave woman and single mother of four who built the house with her own hands – Kara Brookins.
After two brutal and violent marriages and the harassment of a mentally ill man, Kara realized that she and her little ones had to change something.
“I was ashamed, I was very worried that my little ones had low self-esteem and almost no self-confidence. »
And then the woman decided that her family had to start all over again. Unfortunately, Kara couldn’t afford to buy a new home, but that didn’t stop her.
Having neither experience nor the slightest knowledge in the field of construction, the woman built the house with her own hands.
It all started in 2007, when Kara walked past a house damaged by a tornado, of which only the foundation remained.
“I remember thinking then, ‘What if we had a pitch and some drywall? What would our dream house look like? Would we like to build it? »
Cara took out a $150,000 bank loan for gear, watched a bunch of DIY videos on YouTube, enlisted the support and help of her little ones, and together they built their own house. When construction began, the little ones were 17, 15, 11 and 2 years old.