ISBN: 9781603580656 Year Added to Catalog: 2008 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: Illustrations Dimensions: 6x9 Number of Pages: 368 Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Release Date: October 18, 2008 Web Product ID: 420
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Mortgage Free! Second Edition
Innovative Strategies for Debt-free Home Ownership
"Yes! It's about time somebody put together a how-to book for shedding those chains of a 30-year mortgage. We don't have to slump through life in bondage. We can live well AND have our freedom, and Rob Roy shows us how in this entertaining, detailed, and well-illustrated book."
—Janet Luhrs, author of The Simple Living Guide
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; and
Learning to take a long-term perspective on your family’s crucial economic decisions, avoiding debt and modern-day serfdom.
About the Author
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.