This is what I am doing in my GW, making a terrace between my parking area and the front door at home.
Last month I got 41 paving slabs and lots of nice red bricks from the garden of Cheb Cafe in Hiragishi. So now I am making a terrace....alone...with a LOT of help from a friend in England who is sending me emails, and helpful How-To-Make-a-Terrace videos on You Tube...and staff at Homac in Nishioka!
I don't need to go to the gym because this work uses every muscle in my body :-)
Let's hope that it is finished by the time we have Imagine's tea and roses party this summer.