Today, I rented a pressure washer, and cleaned my deck. Alexis, ever the entrepreneur, suggested that I rent the things often enough (once a year) to justify owning one. I could rent it out. I suppose that is one way to become an equity lord, but not one that interests me a lot.
(For the curious, I got the term “equity lord” from David McCusker. You should really read his Secret to Big Money linked to there.)