How to Build a Debt-Free Home

Lynn Underwood and his wife set out to build a debt-free home building from from paycheck to paycheck, the finished home resulted in no more worries about mortgages or mortgage companies ever again.



Sweat equity, strong desire and a willingness to scrimp, scrounge and deal equal a free-and-clear home.
Sweat equity, strong desire and a willingness to scrimp, scrounge and deal equal a free-and-clear home.
CASSANDRA UNDERWOOD
Adapted from a gazebo plan, this was the Underwoods' home during construction and later served as Darius' teen-age residence.
Adapted from a gazebo plan, this was the Underwoods' home during construction and later served as Darius' teen-age residence.
CASSANDRA UNDERWOOD
Many people would trade some paint and landscaping for the security of not owing a mortgage.
Many people would trade some paint and landscaping for the security of not owing a mortgage.
CASSANDRA UNDERWOOD
Lynn Underwood has reason to smile. He and his family built their home, paycheck-by-paycheck, without incurring debt. He drew the floor plan while watching the Super Bowl.
Lynn Underwood has reason to smile. He and his family built their home, paycheck-by-paycheck, without incurring debt. He drew the floor plan while watching the Super Bowl.
PHOTO: ROBERT RAYNOR
Are you ready to build a debt-free home?
Are you ready to build a debt-free home?
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
Cyndi and Lynn Underwood say Darius, 19, and Cassandra, 16, maintain the frugal habits they learned throughout the house-building project.
Cyndi and Lynn Underwood say Darius, 19, and Cassandra, 16, maintain the frugal habits they learned throughout the house-building project.
ROBERT RAYNOR

















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