I had a dream a few years back that I was a student at UC Davis. In my dream, there was an old barn on campus that had been turned into an indoor ropes course. (Yes, swinging chickens and ropes courses inside old barns - do you see a pattern emerging in my dreams?) Just imagine how fun it would be climb ropes and swing from barn rafters in between classes.
We visited UC Davis a few weeks ago, and while they didn't have a ropes course inside an old barn, they did have another fun play structure.
A geodesic dome. It was crawling with kids. I wonder if it's crawling with college students when school's in session. I think I need one of these.
The kids and I are planning to make a geodesic dome using newspaper and tape using these instructions. We won't be able to climb it (or set up a ropes course inside it), but I bet we can throw a sheet over top to make an awesome fort.
While doing research for our project this morning, I found my dream home via YouTube. There's been a lot of talk around here lately about property and yurts, but I think I'd rather have a house like this on some remote property, maybe surrounded by orchards, immense vegetable gardens, and a huge geodesic dome covered in chicken wires to house my feathered friends.
Maybe I can build a few of these too, and you can come visit.
Oh yeah. That's what I'm talking about. It's amazing how inspiring dreams can be.