In western North Carolina mountains. Could rent for about what our apartment costs. Ten acres, good barn, about four acres are flat and pasture / garden. Landlord used to run goats and pigs, big garden. Pond, spring house, house is in dang good shape. But: wood heat, wood stove, no insulation, old windows. I say electric blankets, five pair wool socks, and go milk the goats - I'm crazy enough to think cold and grumpy is a good trade if it won't kill me. My partner says the winter means it's non-negotiable: he won't stand to be that cold. Got a while to think on it anyway. Are there options for insulating? Gonzo hippy quilts on the walls or other crazy solutions? We're negotiating rent lower than asking price as trade for a LOT of work. Partner says insulation would hold too much moisture, rot the wood. (True? Anyone insulated a very old place?) I'm thinking, it didn't kill my grandmother...he's thinking he'd like some creature comforts, please. Also: have toddler. (It didn't kill my grandmother...) So we'd have to move the beds into the room downstairs in the winter.