Mortgage Free!: Innovative Strategies for Debt-Free Home Ownership, 2nd Edition (Google eBook)

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Chelsea Green Publishing, Nov 15, 2008 - House & Home - 368 pages
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mort•gage (mor´-gij)
n. from Old French morgage, mort gage, literally “death pledge”

As a wave of foreclosures sweeps the country, many people are giving up hope for owning a home of their own. They have good reason to turn their backs on the banks, but not on their dreams. In this revised edition of Mortgage Free!, Rob Roy offers a series of escape routes from enslavement to financial institutions, underscored by true stories of intrepid homeowners who have put their principles into action.

From back-to-the-land homesteads to country homes, here is a complete guide to strategies that allow you to own your land and home, free and clear, without the bank. Included is detailed advice about:

  • Clarifying and simplifying your notions of what’s necessary
  • Finding land that you love and can afford
  • Taking control of the house-building process, for the sake of sanity and pleasure
  • Learning to take a long-term perspective on your family’s crucial economic decisions, avoiding debt and modern-day serfdom
  

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Review: Mortgage-Free!: Radical Strategies for Home Ownership (Real Goods Solar Living Books)

User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

Rob Roy offers an outline strategy for building a house without a mortgage. It includes saving, living in a temporary shelter, and building the house as you can afford to. I read the old edition (1998 ... Read full review

Review: Mortgage-Free!: Radical Strategies for Home Ownership (Real Goods Solar Living Books)

User Review  - Summer - Goodreads

I read this book twice in a row! Once myself, then to my husband. The strategies are things you probably already know but put in perspective. Read full review

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Rob Roy knows what it means to live mortgage free. As director of Earthwood Building School since 1981, he has instructed many in the arts of natural building, and renewable energy. He is also the author of Earth-Sheltered Houses, Cordwood Building, Timber Framing for the Rest of Us, The Sauna, and Stone Circles. Rob and his family live in West Chazy, New York. You can learn more about Earthwood Building School at www.cordwoodmasonry.com.

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