The side yard . . . I have big plans for this, since those windows and door are to our room, which, if we ever build a second level, will be the school room. That space will be a container garden with a nice little clay fireplace in the corner and a table and chair so I can sit out there and work.
The breezeway in front of our house. The stepped up bit to the right is because the bathroom is a different level than the house and we have our washing machine up there. I would show a photo of that, but it’s a disaster right now. We have tin roofing making a sort of lean-to there to protect the washing machine, but now that we have all this concrete (there was just a little pad there before) we are going to build a proper room, one that is big enough for my sewing table, which can be switched out with a bed if anyone decides to visit us.
The dirt at the end is where we will have our lawn. It’s in front of the living room.
And here is the entrance. The rest of the “callejon” is not our responsibility, though I’ve considered filling and laying concrete there, too. The next doorway you can see to the left is Vardin’s property.
I took these photos when the entrance was still wet, so here’s a shot from the breezeway, looking down to the side yard. You can see the flower bed continued a little ways. That will have a brick edge on top of the concrete to give more room and a nicer look. We’ll be building a box to cover the pipes and also to put the gas cylinder outside, since I would rather not have it in the house. To the right is the kitchen and the breezeway.