The word mortgage derives from the old french word mort gage which translates to “death pledge”. Sadly for most people today that meaning still holds a lot of truth. People trade 30 years of their future earnings for a piece of paper that allows them to have a roof over their heads. Luckily there are different methods for building a mortgage free home, one great example is shown in the video above.
The couple were able to build a cozy tiny mortgage free home on weekends for under $6,000 by buying material when it was on sale and searching craigslist constantly for free items that people we’re giving away.
One resource that can be overlooked for free materials is door and window installers. After they replace old units in homes the companies often dispose of them in dumpsters behind their shops. So stop by your local shop and see if they have any stacked out back, they will usually allow you to pick through them for free.
For those that have difficulties with youtube videos you can see a complete pictorial of the build at TinyHouseTalk.com below. Good luck in your quest for a mortgage free home.
There’s a grassroots movement in tiny homes these days. The real estate collapse, the economic downturn, burning out on 12-hour workdays — many people are rethinking their ideas about shelter — seeking an alternative to high rents, or a lifelong mortgage debt to a bank on an overpriced home. In this book are some 150 builders who have taken things into their own hands, creating tiny homes (under 500 sq. ft.). Homes on land, homes on wheels, homes on the road, homes on water, even homes in the trees.