But what about gardens?
Maximize Design, a Dublin landscape design company, has patented a movable system of planters and even living walls that help homeowners with limited space create numerous configurations for their outdoor space, depending on mood and desired use.
Here's a photo of their basic planter system.
And here's what the living walls look like. Even though our own Lloyd has some gripes about living walls as greenwash, i think he'd agree that helping people to make the most of a small physical footprint is a valuable feature, especially in an urban environment.
Having lived in a few urban homes with teeny-tiny outdoor dwellings, I can see the utility in something like this. If nothing else, it could be used to provide a privacy screen when wanted, or to allow a view out to the street when you'd prefer to people watch.
What would you grow? And has anyone created a DIY version in their own yard?