This reminds me of a book I'm reading about the history of general stores in North America. The first real stores were "shops-in-the-house," where storekeepers set up shop in a room in their dwelling house. I love this low-lift way for entrepreneurs to build wealth serving their community while taking on little overhead.
Like you, Kevin, I wish more homeowners had this opportunity in their neighborhoods. Imagine all the product and services we could have without leaving our neighborhoods: coffee, haircuts—the list goes on and on!