This is a thread for usual, unusual, rare, and out of the box ways to acquire land. The main criteria is that the ideas must lead to land ownership, even if it involves leasing for a few years. In this case brainstorming means no idea is too crazy unless you're just being goofy.
rent to ownsteward their property in exchange for a plotpay them with a fair supply of food for a plotbuild an eco home for them in exchangesome other work trade for a plot
Work a regular job and save aggressively
Start your dream business/job and save aggressively
Do anything that earns money and save
Partner with like minded folks and pool resources
Partner a person either with land or savings and:
Trade vehicle for plot
Sell vehicle and buy land
Rent land for farming operation and buy land with earnings
Caretake and inherit
Partner with friends for any of the above
On a rented farm, ask loyal patrons to finance buying farm
Some of these could be added together.