Synopses & Reviews
This is a banker's worst nightmare -- a 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.
"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 (Broadway Books, 1997) and editor and publisher of The Simple Living Journal
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.