Hi, I am just curious how many people have done this before. We will be purchasing 5 acres this fall for $30,000. The owner is willing to carry the loan for us, so the we are putting $5000.00 down making small payments and then a large payment each spring from taxes, and the selling of bottle calves. There is a shell of a house on the land right now, that we will be fixing up. It is structurally sound, needs rewired, replummed, a new roof, and sheet rocked. There is a large barn and corrals that we have been keeping our calves and pigs in, and we just haul the water up to them. The well that had been working is about 1/4 mile from the place, on a corn field, but the pump is broken. Owner has not fixed it yet. He is going to fix and write an easement for that water. We are 99% sure that there is water under the acutal place as well, so when we save up enough money, we will have a well dug. Has anyone just moved a trailer onto land and started living? My husband has a full time job, and we have our first baby due in Nov. We would like to be into the trailer by oct, to get settled in before baby is born. My mom lives in a town about 10 miles from us, and water is free there. We think that we can get a large tank... 200 gal or so, and haul up there with pickup, and store behind house... Advice anyone?