If you’ve got a garden or green space, then the chances are that you are not using it to its full potential. It can mean time and energy to do so, but it can be very worthwhile (even helping you to make some money back in some instances). So here are some ideas to make the most of the outdoor space and land that you have; had you thought of any of them before? It would be great to hear what you think.
Growing Your Own
Being able to grow some of your own fruits and vegetables, and take a step towards being more sustainable, is a really great thing to do with your outside space. It can take some practice and know-how to get the right things in season, but over time you’ll be able to enjoy the spoils. It is really inexpensive to start doing, as all you need are the seeds to get you started.
If you want to take another leap into sustainability, then having some solar panels installed in your outside space can be a good use of the space. It can be used to heat your home, as well as for the power to your home and those around you. A site like elavsol.se/solceller-solpaneler-foretag-lantbruk-fastigheter may have more information on costs of having them installed. But if you live in a place that is the right climate for it, then you can really get a good return and can chop your household power bills right down.
As well as growing your own fruits and vegetables, you could get into growing ‘your own’ animals, and having a small farm in the space. It could be anything from chickens or ducks to larger animals like pigs or cows, depending on what space you have. It will be a pretty big commitment, but can make your home much more self-reliant, and you could even profit from the sale of things like the chicken’s eggs. Start small if you’re new to it all, and then you could go from there.
If you’ve got some visible outdoor space, then you might be surprised to find that there are companies that will want to hire the space off you for advertising space. If you have a large field pace that backs onto a busy road, and don’t mind a billboard being put up, then you could charge a pretty good chunk of money. You could read a little more here, marketingland.com/best-ads-arent-ads-227877, but it is easy money, where you literally don’t have to do anything.
Events or Weddings
If you have a large space, perhaps several acres, then you could use the space as an event or wedding space. While you could be involved with the process as little or as much as you’d like, you can charge quite a lot for a picturesque area of land. You will just have to accept that at certain times, your land is not your own. So it isn’t always going to be the best option for everyone, but certainly something to consider.