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The construction of a house or its framework by a group of friends or neighbors.


a gathering of persons in a rural community to help one of its members build a house.
[1695–1705, Amer.]
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construction, building - the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
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The house-raising project is sponsored by the Arms of Jesus Children's Mission, based in Pickering, Ont., and run by Pastor Sam Martin, a Baptist.
Priority was given to carving farm fields out of the forest for food and house-raising, then to building a Friends School, and then to a dairy and cheese factory to serve the surrounding area.
They beat back the corporate thugs all the while dishing out soup on a commune and having neighbourly house-raisings.