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5 Unusual Ways to
Make Better Use of the Land You Own

How to make your land more useful and get paid for it

There are so many great things you can do with the land you own. If you’re just letting it sit there and not putting it to use, then you need to change that as soon as possible. It’s not always easy to come up with ways to do that, though. To give you some help and assistance, here are some unusual ways to make better use of the land you own.

Make use of the land you own
A vacant land space at home is a potential source of income if you can put it
to the right use. (Image source: Geograph.org.uk)

1. Generate Clean Energy

First of all, you could think about creating your own clean energy. This is something that is really useful right now. More and more people are using it. If you do it on a small scale, you could cover your own energy needs and stop relying on the big energy companies. This is done by using wind turbines or solar panels. And you can even store and sell the energy if you want to generate it on a bigger scale.

2. Use it to Educate

You could use your land to educate children. If the land is full of wildlife and fauna, it makes perfect sense to allow schools to bring children for visits to teach them about nature. It’s a good way to do something genuinely positive and useful with the land that you own. Give it some careful thought and decide whether this is something that you should try and do. It could be the very best way forward for your land.

3. Allow a Company to Pay You for Its Use

There are many companies out there that are always on the lookout for new land that they can do something with. For example, phone companies need to erect signal towers sometimes. Spare land that’s not being used isn’t doing anything for you. But if you rent it out to a company for them to use, it will start generating some cash for you, and that can only be a good thing. Sometimes these companies will come to you, but you could make it clear your land is available too.

Telecommunication radio signal tower
They might not be everyone's choice, but allowing a telecommunication company to erect a signal tower on your empty land can be a good income earner.
(Image source: Maxpixel)

4. Build a Small Flat or Storage Garage

Building something on your land is another good way to make better use of it. You could build a small freestanding flat that can then be rented out to a tenant. This will bring in some good income. Or you could create a large storage garage to house some of your things. Go to Armstrong customer service if you want to learn more about making that happen. Adding something new like this will also add value to your home.

5. Raise Livestock

You might not see yourself as much of a farmer, but raising some small livestock doesn’t have to be a huge task. You could have some chickens, let them live the free range lifestyle and then make some money from the eggs. You could do a similar thing with all kinds of other animals too. It’s definitely something to consider if you have some good land that is not being made proper use of.

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