Dh and I are thinking about purchasing a 7 acre parcel with an old farmhouse on it. The farmhouse is not currently inhabitable (well, maybe it could be inhabited by tougher folks than us, lol); at minimum it needs a new roof, probably new siding, ideally new plumbing and wiring. It has only one bathroom and I'm not sure it works. The kitchen has only a sink and an old electric range (again, not sure whether it works). We would like to bring in an expert to tell us whether the house is restorable. If it is salvageable, I'm wondering where we would live in the meanwhile. Our budget won't allow us to purchase this property without selling our current house. Dh mentioned the possibility of renting a mobile home and living in that while the farmhouse is restored. Anybody have an idea of what this involves, what it costs, etc.? Other options? What other questions should we be asking at this point? I'm so ignorant of farm life, house restoration, etc. but we are feeling called to a simpler, more agrarian life and want to start somewhere. Thanks!
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5/26/08 at 6:03pm