"What are the things that we can do with the free backyard or front yard space?"

Let’s Get Out! Fixtures that You Can Add to Your Backyard

Living in a tiny house is very practical because we don’t need so much money and time to maintain it.  While we are not occupying too much space indoors, there is still a lot of empty space outside that we can experiment with.

But what are the things that we can do with the free backyard or front yard space?

Growing ornamental plants or edible ones is going to be a good idea. This way, you will be able to beautify your immediate environment by flooding it with lush greens that make it look alive and vibrant. Your plants can also become a reliable source of safe food. Can you imagine going outside just so you can pick fresh ingredients for your favorite salad?

A lush garden is truly a sight to behold. You can even install water features to complete the look. Check out the fountains at Soothing Company. You’ll find great selections on their site.

There are even more things that you can do so that you can highlight, protect, beautify, or even just make your garden easier to admire from a distance.


Numerous studies have been done about it, and it’s now very safe to say that being with or just seeing the lushness of nature effectively relieves stress. Because of this, we really cannot blame you if you want to stay out and be in your garden during nice sunny afternoons. This is where pergolas become helpful. These backyard or front yard add-ons provide you with a safe covered spot where you can stay out of the sun’s rays as you enjoy the beauty and sounds of the outside world.

When properly installed, pergolas can also serve as the centerpiece for your garden. If there are other interesting elements in it such as a water feature or a statue, pergolas can be arranged in such a way that they highlight or complement those elements.

Patio Covers

Sometimes, we want to stay outside, but not too far from the house because there is something inside it that we should be mindful of – something is being cooked in the oven or the baby is asleep in the living room. A patio with covers is going to be the best for these cases. They cater to your need for the outdoors, but they bring you close enough to whatever it is that you are taking care of inside the house.

Because the structures that cover our patios are going to be connected to the very structure of the house, the cover installers must be very careful. As much as possible, we should not rely on amateurs. We should work only with those who are well-trained and experienced such as those from City Seamless Patio Covers.


Walking around our properties is also something that can be of benefit to us. After all, walking is a form of aerobic exercise, which is something that we need in order to keep our hearts and bodies healthy.

Concrete pavers are going to be great add-ons for those who love to do some walking exercises. Walking directly on the ground can be problematic because it might be uneven or muddy.

Enhancing the look and functionality of our lawns is one thing that we can pay much attention to without being guilty. After all, this brings not only aesthetic but also physiological value.

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Stephanie McQueen
Stephanie McQueen
Stephanie is the content curator and resource hoarder of all things tiny houses. She believes everyone can live a sustainable lifestyle, no matter the size of your house. Connect with Stephanie through LinkedIn or her done-for-you marketing agency, Employed By Life Online.
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