At the moment my family and I live in the separate basement apartment below my grandmother's house. We are saving to buy some property to build a manufactured home on in the very small town right next tooursmall town. The land would be out in the sticks, quite literally. We are still considering buying this house ?(in town) from my grandmother but it was built in the 40s and already has some issues, as to be expected. If we did buy this one, we would give the girls the basement area we all share now, and my husband and i wouldhave the upstairs area. We would have to do a little building on to make the outside staircases that lead to the basement "indoors" and more secure to have them down there alone. So, I guess my question is, should we save to buy this house or buy the land and build our manufactured home out in the sticks? How many of you have bought older homes? howmany of you have built manufactured homes? What were your experiences? Any regrets with either? What should I keep in mind when making this decision?