A few years ago I lived in a strange house. It was falling down, the electrical side of things failed often & were dangerous, and it had several gas leak concerns. The literal foundations of the place were ruined too, as I found out from a contractor before moving out.
But it was a house, and the rent was lower than a small apartment.
It also seemed to be haunted.
But it had these confusing window boxes on *every* window, which was a fire safety concern and also a joy for the wee boy.