Perhaps the wisdom of permies will help me. Several years ago my husband and I made a mistake. We purchased 6 acres in a gated community where all the lots are the size of ours or larger. It is mostly wooded and on a slope. It is about 45 minutes away from the city where we live. We thought we'd build a house there. I thought it would be a weekend cottage and my husband thought we'd build a house to move there in retirement, which is a 2-3 years away for us. The reality we now know is that we can't afford (without incurring a mortgage) a weekend cottage nor do we now want to live there. We put it up for sale and in 1 year, 1 person looked at it. There are many similar lots for sale in the same and other area developments. I contacted another realtor about listing it and so far he hasn't returned my call.
This community requires your home to be approved by a committee and it must be at least 1200 square feet.
Our financial situation is good; our home and this property are both paid off. The expenses for this property are $75 per quarter in homeowners association fees and property taxes of $350 per year. So basically this property is sitting there. Any suggestions?