For $50 an hour you can rent 3,200 square feet of freshly laid turfgrass sod and enjoy a little sunbathing or perhaps a family barbecue on New York's Lower East Side.
Renting natural grass surface in NYC for $50/hour
There are a few New York City entrepreneurs who take heart in the thought “If you plant it they will come.” The real question is . . . How much are they willing to pay?
For most people who live or work in Manhattan, trying to find a backyard setting to just relax and have fun with family or friends can be a challenge.
Thanks to the entrepreneurial skills of some creative city-dwellers who formed Timeshare Backyard that may soon change. They‘re betting city folk will be happy to fork over some green for a chance to relax on the green.
For $50 an hour you can rent 3,200 square feet of freshly laid turfgrass sod and enjoy a little sunbathing or perhaps a family barbecue on New York‘s Lower East Side.
Will people living in the Big Apple bite into such a unique offer? Jacqui Kavanagh, the person who came up with the idea has announced that beginning this month people who find getting out to Central Park a challenge will now have another option — they can rent a back-yard!
Transforming what was once a vacant lot into a comfortable green area for a lawn party, social get-together or a family picnic at $50 an hour might have some appeal to a few people, especially New Yorker‘s who are hard pressed to find a place to relax.
If you think this is a crazy idea think again, Timeshare Backyard is already getting inquiries and they are accepting renter requests to book the lawn. By the way, if you need lawn chairs, a kiddy pool, Slip ‗n‘ Slide, packed cooler, hammock, a garden hose, sparklers, trampoline, hula hoops, water balloons, lanterns, pop-sicles and/or food and beverages, Timeshare Backyard will provide that too, at a fee of course! For example, you can rent a Slip ‗n‘ Slide for $100, a kiddie pool for $200, and a grill with all the works for $150. Want a live band to really get the party going? That‘ll run you around $5,000.
So for those spirited entrepreneurs in areas where natural grass lawns are in short supply why not rollout some turfgrass sod and try renting out the space.