we live on a 1/3 acre lot in the city, and we are trying to move in the direction of growing more of our own food. the previous owners of this house built an extension for a hottub - they put down a concrete pad in the backyard, then plunked a large tub on it and put up walls and 5 sets of patio doors and a roof, and connected the whole thing to the house via a covered walkway/porch. We have no use for the hottub but our realtor says if we dismantle it and turn the room into anything else it will reduce the property value. We have been tinkering with the idea of turning it into an area for growing things (we'd have to put in some solar tubes and turn the patio doors into windows because of our cold climate) - maybe rabbits and some veggies - unfortunately the extension is on the north side of the house. This is our first home and my husband and I are not really handy types. I wondered if anyone has suggestions of favorite websites, or ideas of what to do with this monstrosity of an addition. I am looking around on motherearth news, but am feeling rather dull. This is making a rather long story, but we need a new roof and want to put in metal for rainwater harvesting and this extension is making us consider whether this property is really the best one for our ambitions. TIA!