We have a huge yard/garden but pretty normal size. We have a nice big swimming pool and the best swing in town (hanging from the giant tree out front). We have a beautiful garden with lots of big trees, tons of fruit trees, a vegetable garden and a great big strawberry patch. Owen can ride his bike all over the place, finny can skateboard down the drive thankfully without getting too much speed. This is very nice considering there is not a single public park in Lusaka.
The house sits on a little slope and the property is along an open stretch of land owned by the University of Zambia with two streams running through so we are so lucky to have a view of more than just the neighbor's giant fences and also lots of wildlife.
Even with all this space, we are, of course, almost always in the same room sitting on the same bed or bench or couch together fighting about who gets to be in the middle.