WELCOME to BuildnShare! Originally started by @addict1220
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Double-checking the address, you follow the walkway up to the front door. It’s an older house, but someone has put effort into the upkeep and looks welcoming. The message only said that your assistance would be of great help, but no other details.
You go to knock but the door gives way with a creek under your knuckles. The air has that faint tint of chalk dust, incongruent with the image the house presented upon approach.
“Hello?” you call out, not wanting to intrude without invitation. Not to mention feeling slightly uneasy at the open door.
There comes a crash from somewhere inside, but then a voice calls back, “Hello! Yes, I’m here! Just a moment!”
And true to word, a moment later a kindly-looking older gentleman is at the door. He’s dressed in overalls, and from the look and smell of it, he’s covered in chalk-dust.
“Mr. Gizinski?” you ask, just to ensure you really are at the right house.
“Yes, sorry, I was just cleaning the erasers. Come in, come in!”
You follow him into the living room - or what would have usually been a living room, except this one was filled with small desks and chairs, a chalkboard, easels, toys, and boxes of who-knows-what. Shelves filled with books lined every wall. There is so much crammed into the room that there’s hardly any room to walk.
“As you can see, I’m running out of space here,” he says, pushing some desks aside to make more room for the two of you. “That’s why I need you.”
“Oh! You wish for… an addition?”
“No, no. Oh no, that would never do. It would look so awkward on this house…”
You can appreciate a person who appreciates architectural aesthetics.
“No, I think I need a whole new place, a new daycare and school for these delightful children! My passion has always been expanding the minds of our youth, bringing the wide knowledge of the world into their grasps and watching their eyes fill with wonder.”
“Oh! Yes, I see, a daycare.” You glance around at all the desks and learning toys. “I must say, I’ve never seen one that is so- well… educational!”
“That’s why the parents come to me, I think. My daycare isn’t just a babysitting service, I teach them things that the schools don’t. Sure, they learn maths and languages, but what about a love of arts? Appreciation for nature? Ancient history and future technologies? I want them to know that ‘there are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy’!”
You recognize the quote from Shakespeare, and find yourself wishing you had had him as a teacher back in your day! So much passion, so much love for the children. It’s a refreshing experience and you are being caught up in it, already starting to sketch out some ideas.
“So, school area, bathrooms, kitchen,” you mumble as you go.
“Yes, yes! And play and nap areas,” he adds.
You look up and smile. “I think you - and your children - are going to be quiet happy.”
- Create a daycare center with space for the following:
3. Learning area
4. Play area
5. Nap area
- The layout should be mostly open to allow for one adult to oversee multiple children
- Lot Size: no larger than 30x30
- Budget: 99,000
Create a household consisting of the owner of the daycare, one helper and at least 2 toddler daycare participants.
The deadline for this challenge is Tuesday, 30th April, 2019 ** [no later than 23:59:59 EST/New York Time]
OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #213 -Young Minds
NAME: your forum id
LINK TO LOT:
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OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: if you entered the optional challenge, include a link here
LEVEL: beginner, intermediate, or advanced
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LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: tell us about your build, include any details and rationale that might not be obvious from your pictures
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: "yes" if you'd like suggestions for improvement, "no" if you'd like only positive feedback
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