Mortgage-Free!: Radical Strategies for Home Ownership

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Chelsea Green Pub., 1998 - House & Home - 353 pages
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This is a banker's worst nightmarea book that tells you how to live without being enslaved to financial institutions.Chelsea Green has produced a formidable series of books on innovative shelter. But every alternative building strategy, no matter how low-cost or environmentally benign, requires a complementary financial strategy. the accepted path is to go hat-in-hand to a big financial institution, such as a bank, to borrow a lump sum that is repaid over many years. By the time the loan is repaid, the homeowner will have paid several times the original amount in interest.The literal meaning of mortgage is death pledge. Author Rob Roy is offering an escape route from a lifetime of indentured servitude. Mortgage-Free! Radical Strategies for Home Ownership 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 necessaryFinding land that you love and can affordTaking control of the house-building process, for the sake of sanity and pleasureLearning to take a long-term perspective on your family's crucial economic decisions, avoiding debt and modern-day serfdom.

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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 know what it means to live mortgage-free. As director of Earthwood Building School, he has instructed many in the arts of natural building, renewable energy, and homesteading. He is also the author of The Complete Book of Underground Houses, The Complete Book of Cordwood Masonry Housebuilding, and The Sauna as well as Stone Circles: A Modern Builder's Guide to the Megalithic Revival. He gets around. Rob and his family live in West Chazy, New York. Artist Malcolm Wells is also legendary in alternative building circles for his many books and articles about earth shelters and "gentle architecture." He lives in Brewster, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit his website. Cost of the War in Iraq $337,285,090,440.

Rob Roy know what it means to live mortgage-free. As director of Earthwood Building School, he has instructed many in the arts of natural building, renewable energy, and homesteading. He is also the author of The Complete Book of Underground Houses, The Complete Book of Cordwood Masonry Housebuilding, and The Sauna as well as Stone Circles: A Modern Builder's Guide to the Megalithic Revival. He gets around. Rob and his family live in West Chazy, New York. Artist Malcolm Wells is also legendary in alternative building circles for his many books and articles about earth shelters and "gentle architecture." He lives in Brewster, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit his website. Cost of the War in Iraq $337,285,090,440.

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