In 2018, avid bushwalker Andrew Richards bought an acre of vacant land in the northern Illawarra village of Otford, with a view to eventually utilising it for an eco-tourism/outdoor education project.
"Some people buy these types of lots as land banking, and don't do anything with them or even access them," he said.
"But I knew this one was special based on the location, and it's accessible, being just a couple of hundred metres from Otford lookout and the start of the Royal National Park."
However, he has since moved to Brisbane as his life and career has headed in another direction.
"It's been hard for me to let go of the idea of doing that project myself," he said.
The land, located at Station Road, Otford is now on the market, for an estimated price guide of $140,000 to $150,000 per lot.
The two adjacent lots, Lot 3 and Lot 4, fall under E3 environmental managementzoning.
They are 2000 square metres per lot.
Mr Richards bought the lots (which he's nicknamed 'Endor', in reference to the forest moon in the Star Wars movie franchise) for $60,000 each.
"It's pretty open woodland underneath," he said. "It's not totally cleared, but there are areas where it's relatively flat, and it's on a ridgeline."
The bushland is located next to temperate rainforest.
It's located about 50 metres from The Coast Track, a popular bushwalk from Otford to Bundeena, which is being developed further as the first section of the planned multi-day Great Southern Walk.
The Great Southern Walk will cover a five-day, 59-kilometre stretch in the Illawarra and link the escarpment with the Royal National Park and Kamay Botany Bay National Park in Sydney.
The NSW government has pledged $80 million in funding to assist the development of cabins and 'glamping' sites at the end of each day's hike.
Mr Richards said with the impending development of the Great Southern Walk, this land afforded the potential to secure funding/approval to create a nature retreat, subject to council approval.
He said it was currently unable to be built on easily, but that could change in the future if the right proposal was lodged with council.
"There are possibilities but it'll all depend on your planning proposal, and the mood of those at council at the time," he said.
He said in the meantime, the land could be used for camping or other bush-based activities, as well as bush regeneration projects or conservation research.
Mr Richards said he wasn't selling the land through an agent, and was instead doing so himself via the 'Sale By Home Owner' platform.
He said this was because it was easily accessible vacant land, and interested parties could inspect it on their own.
"I put it online a couple of weeks ago, and I've already had about 250 inquiries," Mr Richards said.
"I care about who is buying it, and for what purpose."
Also on the market
There are only a few other properties in Otford currently for sale, with one of them a coastal acreage at 129 Otford Road.
Set on two hectares, the home has a price guide of $2 million.
It contains two dwellings. The main house has four bedrooms plus a study nook, and the granny flat (subject to council approval) includes two bedrooms.
Owner Kara Hunt is selling the property after 13 years of ownership.
Ms Hunt said upon first seeing the property she was immediately taken in by the "spectacular" architecture.
The home features a geodesic dome design.
The geodesic dome was developed by American engineer and architect Richard Buckminster Fuller in the 1940s.
Geodesic domes are sphere-like structures consisting of a network of triangles which provide a self-balancing structural framework that uses minimal materials.
Buckminster Fuller designed the geodesic dome following World War II as part of efforts to create affordable and efficient housing that could be built quickly from mass-produced parts.
"It's designed to be efficient with managing heat and cold," Ms Hunt said.
"Because it's so open plan, you'd think it would be hard to keep it cool and hot, but it's not."
The home uses elements of cool slate, extensive cedar linings and natural fibres along with large open spaces.
"Because there's so many trees, you don't have to put too much weekend work into it compared to what a lot of people have to do with acreages," Ms Hunt said.
"And with the cedar interior there wasn't a lot of inside maintenance either, because of using that material means that you don't have to continue to paint and things like that."
Ms Hunt said the property had been a great place to raise her children, but now they had grown up she was looking to downsize.
Other features are an enclosed sports court, including a full-sized cricket pitch.
Co-selling agent, Mattias Samuelsson from Ray White Helensburgh said the home had attracted plenty of interest from the Sutherland Shire, with buyers looking for more space and privacy.