The husbeast and I are looking to get a very inexpensive piece of property that we can live in for the summer (we have travelling work during the winter for the time being) and slowly fix up (i.e. install a cistern, shower, and some sort of power source!) when we're not on the road. One property in particular is sticking out, a 3 acre parcel with an older cabin on it. We haven't been out to look at it yet : judging from the photos on the web site, it seems to be in pretty good shape, except there are dark spots on the carpet in the basement corners. Water damage, right? What would fixing that entail? Apart from the usual things to look at when considering ANY property, are there any other tips you wish you would have known when you were going through the same thing? Any obvious no-nos jump out at you when you look back over your experiences?