No down payment, no mortgage, no rent, some repairs needed. Could this be for you?
Curators are being sought out for historic residences in some states that cannot afford their upkeep. You're going to have to be handy though. Most of the houses are dilapidated and you're going to have to do the majority of the repairs yourself as well as foot most of the expenses. The biggest down side? You'll never own it.
The up side? You'll be living in a remarkable historic house that you personally restored, that you likely would never have otherwise been able to afford, and there's a good chance, it would be in a dream location too. Who cares if it's not really yours?