Mom Builds 3,500 Square Foot Home from YouTube Videos


A mom of four built a 3,500 square foot house all by herself, thanks to YouTube tutorials.

Cara Brookins proves that you really can find out anything on the Internet. After struggling to find a home perfect for her and her family, the mom of four watched YouTube tutorials in order to learn how to build a house herself. She bought an acre of land in a suburb outside of Little Rock, AR in 2008. Brookins, with the help of her children, was able to build the house in 9 months. The 3,500 square foot house, named Inkwell Manor, has five bedrooms and even a library.

Brookins wrote a book about her experience called “Rise: How a House Built a Family”. Her book comes out on January 24.

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