I remember the day we viewed our house. It was love at first sight and I knew I had found my dream home.
My son begs to differ. He has a completely different idea about what his dream home should look like. At four years old, he is not boxed in his thinking. Conventions don’t apply, and tradition just doesn’t cut the mustard. Imagination is the name of the game when you are that little.
What better than Lego then, to help drive his architectural fancies and turn them into reality! Here it is, the house of J’s dreams, conceptualised and brought to life by my precocious four-year-old. And spurred on by the Lego Dream Home competition hosted by Ocean Finance.
There has to be somewhere to dock the spaceship. So we have a separate docking station that doubles up as a control room.
The highlight of the house is a swinging gadget in the centre that is open to the elements. It harvests rain water that then feeds all the taps in the house. Didn't I say it was eco-friendly?
This has to be the winning Lego dream home, and not just because my son built it. This house is more than that. It is a child’s vision of what the future should be. Where we zoom through space but hold life’s simple pleasures close, on the green Earth we call home.
Disclaimer: This is my entry for the Ocean Finance Dream Home blogger competition (#OceanDreamHome). We were sent a box of Lego to take part. All opinions are my own.