A Single Mother Of Four Built A House For Her Kids Using Just YouTube Tutorials

Meet Cara Brookins – an Arkansas-based mother of four who did something so extraordinary, it left thousands of people in awe. After abusive relationships, two marriages filled with violence, and being stalked by a man with a mental illness, “my kids and I needed something,” Cara said. “I felt ashamed and I was worried that they had no self-esteem and no confidence.” So, the woman set out for a fresh start for both her and her family. Unfortunately, Cara couldn’t afford a new house but that didn’t stop her. Instead, she decided to build one – on her own with zero experience and zero knowledge.

Meet Cara Brookins and her kids Jada, Roman, Drew and Hope

Cara has been in abusive relationships, two marriages filled with violence, and was stalked by a man with a mental illness – it affected the whole family

“My kids and i needed something,” Cara said

“I felt ashamed and I was worried that they had no self-esteem and no confidence…They had been powerless”

So the whole family (kids aged 17, 15, 11, and 2 at the time) set out for a fresh start by building their own house, as they couldn’t afford buying one

The only problem was they had zero knowledge and zero experience – but that didn’t stop them

Using a bank loan of $150,000 for materials, lots of Youtube tutorials, and team work – the family did it

While they learned how to frame a house

How to pour concrete

How to lay bricks

And how to work together

They also learned how to rebuild a broken family

And before they knew it…

They had built a 3500 square foot house with five bedrooms, a three-car garage, a huge shop, and a two-story treehouse

And the family was stronger as ever

Cara and her family have been living in the ‘Inkwell Manor’ for the past eight years

 And she can bravely say her kids are “now fearless”

“They dive into anything. There’s nothing you could suggest to them that they could not do. it’s an incredible thing”