More for retirees and those with home run business(internet) or wanting to permanently escape the rat race and live "off the grid", there's a small market for semi-rural properties being developed into "communes". Well, not really communes, in the old days they called them "private courts". Well, combined with 10 or more like-minded silly buggers, i'm looking at around $5,000 an acre before the house, and only 30 minutes to the coast or a small country town. There are a few web sites promoting this and enlisting fellow investors. Seems like a good deal to me. For those of us who can't afford a million $+ house on the coast but are retired and self-financed, i'm researching my retirement with increased enthusiasm. Living with all the basic facilities except major city "benefits", this seems like a great deal. We're presently negotiating with Council for building permits and progressing well. Lots of info to share if anyone else is interested, but i doubt this would appeal to many people under 60. I'm interested in what others think.