006 Rent Your Garden

If you have a garden and want to make some extra money, why not rent it out to individuals or even to a company?

It sounds like a curious idea, but I’m sure it has potential. There are all sorts of reasons why people would be interested in your garden. Here are some of them:

  • Birthday parties
  • Wedding ceremonies and/or parties
  • Funeral (a drink after the ceremony)
  • Company meeting or drink
  • Camping site for a few nights
  • Employees or freelancers who, on a nice summer day, want to work outside with their computer
  • Your neighbor who would like to maintain a little vegetable garden
  • Sunday picnic or family barbecue
  • Natural tanning sessions
  • Organization of the local rugby cup (yeah, I’m just kidding for this one)
  • Etc.

So, depending on the case, you will need to provide a complementary service. Freelancers will need a WiFi connection, your neighbor will need some water and maybe electricity to grow his salads, campers will need access to toilets and a shower, etc. But it’s also a good way to offer additional services for a fee. For example, for weddings, you may well offer to make the food yourself or cater it. For office workers, offer them the possibility to order various refreshing drinks or even food.

If you are lucky enough to live near a big city, have a large enough garden and a pleasant climate, you may well be able to generate a more than decent income. Be careful to think through everything that this entails, however. In the case of a wedding, most guests will come by car. If there is no space on your street, this can quickly become complicated. Your campers may need access to public transportation to visit the city.

Rent your hamoc You could rent a hammock in your garden

Advertising

For advertising, a few ads in local newspapers and a small website with nice pictures should do the trick. After that, word of mouth will take over. Otherwise, I saw that there are a few sites that offer this kind of service. A little Google search should help you find them.

Last thing, think of taking out insurance to cover you in case of a problem (exploding BBQ, attack of a swarm of Asian hornets, Martians who land or any other weird things). Call your insurance company, and they should be able to help you. Also think about if it is allowed in your area; you never know.

Pros

  • Work at home
  • Social contact

Cons

  • Risk of damage
  • Random income
EcoTips

Environmental and climate change issues are more than ever at the heart of the concerns of this 21st century, which is why I am proposing a few ideas that will enable you to limit the negative impact that the implementation of this idea could have.

These solutions that I suggest are sometimes largely insufficient to compensate for these negative impacts, such as carbon offsetting. Unfortunately, there is not always an ideal and 100% efficient solution, far from it. And if you have others, please do not hesitate to share them in the comments below.

  • Buy local, seasonal, and organic fruit for the mojito and sangria!

Disclaimer, please read this Legal and administrative aspects of the ideas you'll find on Sweekr are rarely discussed because they vary greatly depending on the country you live in. I would advise you to check with your local government before starting any business. Keep in mind that if you make money, the state will ask for "its share" in order to guarantee the proper functioning of schools, hospitals and other public services. Therefore, you will probably have to acquire a micro-entrepreneur status, or any other similar.
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