23 and mortgage-free!
Just a quick note to say thank you for your magazine and all the great advice in it. The greatest advice and encouragement I've gotten from you is the idea of building a home mortgage-free.
I am 23 years old and built my own home, mortgage-free. I started construction at the age of 19 on a 900-square-foot, story-and-a-half home. I spent almost five years on the construction, just weekends and evenings. I had some help from friends but did more than 75 percent of the work myself. Some work I hired subcontractors for, such as plumbing, insulation, taping and carpeting. I built the cabinets and installed the septic system myself. Almost every job I have had has been construction related, and that experience helped tremendously.
The construction of my house took longer than I had planned, but the reward of having no mortgage was well worth the time invested.
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|Title Annotation:||DEAR MOTHER|
|Publication:||Mother Earth News|
|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2010|
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