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Mortgage Free!: Radical Strategies for Home Ownership (Real Goods Solar Living)by Rob Roy
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This is a banker's worst nightmare — a book that tells you how to live without being enslaved to financial institutions.<P>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.
Book News Annotation:
Offers a step-by-step escape route from mortgages and shows how to buy your own land and build your own home without being enslaved to financial institutions. Tackles legal, financial, building, heating, and land-finding issues with humor, and includes true stories of the author and other mortgage free home builders, plus b&w photos and illustrations. Appendices offer a strategy chart, information on building schools in North America, and amortization tables.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
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.
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