Been to an auction today, I had £21,000 to bid on 2.2 acres of land- land with no hope of ever building and living on it (planning permission and building control being really strict in the UK) and on the site of an old coal mine- and I got outbid! Land prices are somewhat crazy here. I'm assuming whoever bought it was a House Developer (its not worth that money for grazing land!) and knows some sneaky way he may get planning permission (plays golf with the Councillors?).
On the plus side, on my little 1/10th of an acre urban garden plot my broody hen is sitting on hatching eggs! And I realise I have saved up £15000 in 3 years, which isn't terrible- I'll be able to afford land at about the same time I retire
I mentioned this recently at another thread about "dying green".
I suggested that some shoestring permies might be able to finance their dreams of sustainable living by helping people die green.
You want a plot of land to grow natural, keep critters and to get out of the rat race a bit, right? How about finding a larger place than is reasonable, hook up with investors wanting a better return on their money and helping people die greener?
Paul recently mentioned a kickstarter n dying green, I left a link to a video there.