My parents purchased this church in 2010 for a little under $7,000 after it sat empty for about 5 years. Then it sat empty for another 2 years until they signed the property over to me for $1 in January of 2012. My parents were happy to see someone else take over the care of this building, and I was more than happy to take it! This was a dream come true for me (no, seriously, you have no idea how long I have been daydreaming about living in an old church, among various other buildings I dream about occupying). However, there are days when I want to drop everything and walk away from the project.
I want to be completely honest about how much everything costs for me to turn this building in to my home. I am hoping this will help others who may be thinking (or dreaming) about taking on a similar project.