I read this book a few years back about how to be rent and mortgage free. And, it was eye opening. Basically, the book talked about becoming a general contractor for your own home, purchasing the supplies a phase at a time, and getting in done in your time and in your way. It was very eye-opening to me because the author built and owned 3 homes. The idea of not having a mortgage is beyond freeing. What do you all think of the idea of being rent and mortgage free. This book made me feel like it was possible.