Mother Earth Living

Builders of Hope: Rescued Homes Build Solid Communities

In North Carolina, Builders of Hope is creating a national model for giving tear-down houses—and their future occupants—a new lease on life.

Program founder Nancy Murray wants to create communities, not just homes.
Photo By Jennifer Kromhout
Builders of Hope neighborhood homeowners' association president Dawana Stanley and her family love their new community.
Photo Courtesy Builders of Hope
Builders of Hope's Barrington Village community in Raleigh, North Carolina, is made up of houses previously scheduled for demolition.
Photo Courtesy Builders of Hope
This is the home pre-renovation.
Photo Courtesy Builders of Hope
This rehabilitated home got a makeover including efficient windows, improved insulation, a new roof and a completely refinished facade.
Photo Courtesy Builders of Hope
A moving truck transports a rescued home in Barrington Village.
Photo Courtesy Builders of Hope

Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.

(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here