If you dream of getting back to the land but you’re economically challenged, Dorothy tells how she did it—and how you can do it too. No previous experience is required—you can learn as you go and pay as you go. All you need is the courage to get started and the perseverance to keep going. Fresh, humorous, and poignantly philosophical, The House That Dorothy Built is an inspirational narrative of one determined woman’s journey of transforming a barren piece of property into a beautiful oasis. You’ll be shocked to learn the log home that took her six years to build burned down the day after it was finished. Her incredible rebuilding story of triumph over tragedy, and her boyfriend’s super-human strength and undying love and devotion, will amaze you!
I dedicate this book to the American Dream.
I had the good fortune of being born in America where anything is possible if you are willing to work for it.
This great country is truly the land of endless opportunities, where a person of humble beginnings can reach lofty goals.
Only in America could I have achieved what I have.
The fact that you tackled your projects with much more persistence, sweat and ingenuity than with money made your story all the more interesting, but when you add in your humor and romantic vision (along with your real life romance) the stories became much more than informative “how to” articles, they became chapters in a “can’t put down” book.
Flathead Lake, Montana
I just spent the last two hours reading, looking at photos, laughing, and crying. You did a great job. Your life and creativity are remarkable and inspiring. I love the way you write. I was immediately locked in from the first few sentences. I feel like you are talking directly to me and what you’re saying isn’t boring or bullshit, it’s exciting and real.