Do You Share an Outdoor Space?

To anyone who has some outdoor space, it is no doubt sacred (especially for those of us with limited warm months). We've lived in a Chicago two-flat in which we shared a small yard with our downstairs landlord; a 10-story old hotel convert with a communal rooftop; a lakeside apartment with a communal pier...

And now, we have our own small yard that only gets shared with family and friends (although we do love chatting with neighbors over the fence). How does outdoor sharing work for you? Does the sharing of "stuff" come into play? Is it easy? Tense? Noisy? Full of harmony and peace?

Image: Melissa and Matt's Design Lab