I bought the land (http://mtbest.net) because nobody wanted it. It is too far, too windy, too cold, too wild, too steep, too wet, too much wildlife (including snakes) and for this reason it was very cheap - about half of a cost of a 2 bedroom flat in the city.
I used my @20 year superanuation savings + proceeds from the sale of my city flat.
In order to find the place, I asked my Higher Self for a hint. After being given the locality - I visited it and bought the second property that I saw. Simple isn't it?