Women who escape abusive relationships often have a hard time starting their lives over again, and depending on their situation may even find themselves facing an unknown future without their kids.
Cara Brookins of Little Rock, Arkansas was both fortunate to escape multiple abusive relationships and have her four kids by her side through thick and thin, but the one thing she wanted was a home of her own.
So Cara started watching YouTube tutorial videos on how to build a house, took out a $150k loan from the bank, then she and her four kids began building their dream home.
That was back in 2007, and after years of hard work and dedication the Brookins family now lives in a wonderful 3500 square foot home called Inkwell Manor.
Cara tells the story of her family's journey from broken home to a home they built with their own ten hands in her new book Rise: How a House Built a Family, an inspirational story to be sure!
-Via Bored Panda