WELCOME to BuildnShare! Originally started by @addict1220
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You already have an idea in your mind what the young, professional couple across from you might be looking for. One a respected doctor, the other a junior partner at a law firm, their life ahead seemed to play out in your mind like a tv serial. You imagine a modern, minimalist townhouse, or a high-end apartment; maybe even a joint office building and clinic. You have your pencil at the ready to take notes.
“So, Dr. Chen, Mr. Chen, how can I help you?”
“My husband and I, we have talked a great deal about where we want to go with our lives,” Dr. Chen says. “Being a doctor and lawyer can be rewarding, but we do not feel that where we are is the best place for us.”
“We need a change of focus,” Mr. Chen agrees. “Less stress, less… city life.”
“We have decided to take our savings and buy a small farm, somewhere we can get back to nature.”
“A-a farm?” This is so not what you expected!
“Yes,” Mr. Chen nods. “Where I can grow tomatoes, and maybe help the local people with their legal matters.”
“And I can have a small clinic, and really help change people’s lives,” Dr. Chen adds. “My grandmother used to make remedies for all the people in her town back in China, and the more I live here, the more I think that is what I want to do with my life, too.”
“We feel this city is too big, too busy for us to connect to our clients and patients the way we want.”
You nod, pushing aside your assumptions and fully embracing their commitment to a new way of life.
“A farm will need a house; tell me about your needs.”
“Two bedrooms, at least,” Mr. Chen says. “One for us, and one spare room that can be made into a nursery if we need it to be.”
You smile at the thought. “Anything else?”
“A good kitchen. Health is so important to both of us.” The couple looks at each other. “Everything else is just the usual. Nothing fancy. A simple house in the country where we can raise some crops and help people.”
“Leave everything to me,” you assure them.
- 65k budget
- Design a house for the Chen’s. Lot size 30x40/40x30 max.
- At least two bedrooms, and a good kitchen. Other standard areas.
- A good sized garden.
- Style and design should reflect a desire for a simpler life.
Create Dr. and Mr. Chen and show them enjoying their new life on the farm!
The deadline for this challenge is 31st October 2018 ** [no later than 23:59:59 EDT/New York Time]
OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #207 - Back to Their Roots
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