So my son Caleb is taking French class this year, and as a requirement, they have to adopt a sea shell, name it, take care of it, and build a home for it. The building a home part I found out about last week, although Caleb knew about it for a couple of weeks. Here we go again, crunch time!
Now, Caleb and I usually see eye-to-eye on most things and can pretty much tell what each other are thinking just by looking at each other. However, this was not one of those times! I'm thinking shoe box, Caleb is thinking 5 star Hotel. He wants the shack to have four rooms, a kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom, and a living room. Really?? All of this for just a shell?? Come on.
We didn't take any pictures as we were going along, mostly due to the time frame, but here are pictures of our final results. I present to all of you, Es Cargo's Home:
Exterior Views of the brick and siding
Overall floor plan
All of the exterior and interior walls are removable, so the teacher can check out his detail. The furniture and kitchen cabinets were made by us, including the counter top. Some of the accessories are doll house kits that were bought at the local hobby shop. Caleb wanted the cabinet doors to operate, a stove, a fridge, and a sink in the kitchen, but I wasn't about to go to all that detail. It's a shell!! It won't even be able to reach the counter top. Caleb is disappointed that there isn't a bathroom, but I wasn't adding an addition to the shack. Besides, IT'S A SHELL!!!! Shells don't need a toilet or a bath tub. Anyway, we finally called it quits, and he is going to turn it in tomorrow, first period. He said he'll call me during lunch to let me know how he makes out on his grade. I'm excited for him, and I have to admit, it's better than a show box, and I think it turned out pretty nice!
Edited by johndeereelfman, March 25, 2015 - 08:06 PM.