I have determined, it probably depends on the privacy aspect. Last weekend I was lying on the yet still unpainted garden bench. The only small problem is a neighbours window a block away, but still it is there at the back of his house. If it wasn't for that it would be perfect. This is at my new house, the current one is very overlooked, read on the side of a hill.
I think it is important to simple living. I remember once lying on the back lawn of our rented farmhouse. It was great. Our landlord chose that moment to visit his farm. Isn't it always the way. It was fine, but not the same as just with family until whenever you feel like getting up.