Personal memories I don’t know if what I saw in Dortmund is common elsewhere, but not in Portugal. The local municipality owes some terrains outside town, that rents in very small fractions to agricultural… amusement. My sister-in-law had one, and the pleasure of her husband showing each growing bean or carrot was remarkable. 

​The small properties are prepared ( by the renters) for a day out, with a barbecue with friends or an afternoon laying in the lawn.A clever way to fill the free time!