|COTTAGE NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRED|
In order for this to work out for you, these parameters must be met:
You must live in a relatively rural environment.
The climate must be such that people burn firewood for fuel.
You must be capable of some minimal level of physical labor.
You hopefully have not pissed off the local Government, or your immediate neighbors.
You own or have access to, a minimal tool kit of a chain saw, a sledge hammer and at least one splitting wedge.
So what is this business? As you may have guessed, it is cutting, splitting and selling (usually on the honor system) small stacks of firewood from your front lawn. Stacks costing $5.00, $10.00 and if you can get enough wood, $20.00 are usually best. Many folks simply stick to $5.00 amounts and let the customer work out his own multiples.
Payment system can be as simple as leaving a coffee jar lying on the ground with a note on it "Put wood money here".
|$5.00 STACKS - NOTE CASH BOX LAG SCREWED INTO A STUMP. THIS IS PURELY COSMETIC IF SOMEONE WANTS TO RIP YOU OFF THEY WILL. IT WILL ALMOST NEVER HAPPEN. AND EVENTUALLY, YOU WILL CATCH THEM.|
Is it work? Sure is but it is good for you. Is it money? You bet. I won't tell you how much because next thing you know the State and the Feds will have a firewood patrol slithering greasily around looking to grab some taxes to which they are not entitled. (In my opinion).
Of course you could keep records and pay taxes like a good boy or girl but I say, enough is enough!
Now go sharpen your chain saw!
*However, it rhymes with "claiming bass pole"