Join Us on the Path to Mortgage-Freedom

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Build, Recent Posts | 1 comment

Join Us on the Path to Mortgage-Freedom

“Traveler, there is no path.
The path is made by walking.

Traveller, the path is your tracks
And nothing more.
Traveller, there is no path
The path is made by walking.
By walking you make a path
And turning, you look back
At a way you will never tread again
Traveller, there is no road
Only wakes in the sea.”
― Antonio Machado

It’s true. The path is made by walking. But in walking, we find community, and we learn from others who’ve been there before us. I am grateful to those who walked this path before us and took the time to share their story–we stumble less because of them. We gleaned a lot of inspiration from Rob Roy and other owner-builders, like the folks at

It’s time for sharing our particular version of this path. Our very first e-course, The Plan: Creating Your Pathway to Mortgage-freedom is underway, and I am so excited about what’s happening in the course. The first session of the course filled up so quickly, that we’ve planned another session in May.

I feel passionately that we can create a happier society if we can free more people from the system that keeps us in a cycle of working for a mortgage and buying things for work. If we remove a mortgage from the equation, folks are free to choose fulfilling work even if it means earning less money. I envision more and more people realizing home-ownership without debt. In doing this we’re making great strides toward a freer and more creative society.

Last night at dinner Karl asked us what day it was. It was Monday.

“Every day feels like Saturday,” he said. This coming from a former 60 hour-a-week chef who now works from home doing what he loves shows what removing a mortgage will do for your life.

We’re living the dream! It was one of those moments where in a flash I could see the whole darn picture. I looked back and saw the path that led here. I saw our early pain, our early dreams, our tireless work, and all the little decisions we made along the way.

And then I saw us now–here at this folding table in our tiny house. With our main house standing proud up the hill. We’re here! We’re right where we dreamed we’d be, working the plan and getting there all in the right time. Gratitude surge!

What an amazing feeling to look back and see that it’s true: One step leads to the next; one board at a time a mortgage-free homestead is built!

We’ve shaped our entire path into lessons to share with you.

We are forging the path to mortgage-freedom with a second group of determined and motivated owner-builders starting May 10. Will you be one of them?

Here’s the plan. Let’s do this!

Maybe you know someone who could use some guidance? Please let them know about our course.

Space is limited, so register early!



After helping over 250 people get started on the path to mortgage-freedom, we've learned a lot more about what it takes, the pitfalls, the tricks and triumphs of living a zero-debt life of intention. We're taking what we've learned and creating a whole new series of courses to help even more of you reach your dreams. Sign up for our newsletter to get first dibs on the limited seats in our new course.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you for sharing your success in the course! We are so grateful you are a part of it! 🙂


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