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Step inside Dot’s castle

Meet Dot Smith. Everyone has a dream. Some let them go, and some hold on until they become reality.

Melanie Reid was there with Dot and her family as Riverstone Castle become reality, brick by brick, over several years.

Watch the video in full (above) or episode by episode:

Dot's Castle part 1: "A woman's dream"

Dot's Castle part 2: From a hole in the ground

Dot's Castle part 3: "I love it. Who couldn't love it?"

This article was first published March 21, 2017. 

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