So, like we didn't have enough else on our plates, we had a house fall into our laps. I was enthused about it because it wasn't the down-to-the-studs kind of place DH had been picking up as of late-- and I needed something that was a $6k project rather than a $40k project, just for a change of pace.
The house we bought was on the southeast corner lot of a particular block. It had a nice, big privacy fence-- which was cool, because the house to the north of it was abandoned (but kept up) and the vacant lot behind it was overgrown with cane and weeds and stuff, so at least you didn't have to look at it...
The neighbor behind us, on the southwest corner lot, was mowing the street while our yard guy was trimming trees, and our handyguys were doing some garage roof repairs... So DH and I took a walk over to go say hi and thank him for helping us keep the area tidy, because the seller had let it descend into Amazon-jungle status, and we were already $250 into a $700 yard guy bill to get rid of all the neglect...
It was in talking to him that we realized the overgrown lot full of cane and weeds and stuff was actually part of the lot we had just purchased.
They had randomly thrown the privacy fence up at the 145' mark, but there was another 65' worth of parcel on the other side of the fence that had also conveyed to us.
So, now we have an extra lot, about 65' wide and 105' deep. And since it's way on the other side of this privacy fence, we can't do the usual "the tenant is responsible for maintaining the yard" thing.
I'd totally throw some chickens onto it. Or a pig. Or something. But alas, livestock's not allowed within the city limits.
So--- I've got this lot that I need to maintain, if only to discourage the 6' rattlesnakes from getting too cozy in the neighborhood. (And the smaller ones, too.)
If you had a residential 65'x105' lot, and, say, a budget of $20k max, what would you do with it to make it a useful addition? --96.46.xxx.xx