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October 16, 2009

Building A Dream House

In the midst of a national housing crisis, Cassandra Brush recognizes what a privilege it is to live in her dream home. Cassandra and her husband, Dan, were determined to be homeowners without a mortgage. So the couple set out to build a house from scratch. They lived for years in a one-room cellar hole that would eventually become the basement of their new house. But when neighbors and friends started showing up to help, Cassandra realized she was getting a house and a community. Cassandra speaks with Dick about building a home and why it was worth the wait. A longer version of this story originally aired on February 27, 2009.

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