Mortgage Free!: Innovative Strategies for Debt-Free Home Ownership, 2nd Edition

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Chelsea Green Publishing, Nov 15, 2008 - House & Home - 368 pages
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mort•gage (morī-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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Having lived next to Robert, I can tell you that his methods work. I myself spent many years living in a straw-bale house (actually, the house Robert talks about; I'm Makima Light). Robert is an amazing man, and I highly recommend this book.

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Most of these strategies probably won't work for my husband and I in the future, but the book did get me thinking about being more aware of environment and energy efficiency when we do look to build ... 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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