Ragtag Daily Prompt word today: ARCHITECT
He hired a trendy architect to design a beautiful, large house with an open floor plan and lots of windows, for he loved the sunlight.
The crowning touch was his spiral staircase winding up to a brilliant skylight.
Yes, it was a house anyone would be proud to own, and delighted to live in. His guests oohed and ahhed.
The only thing he never factored in was the weather. He built his house on the Canadian prairie and the very first winter the thermometer dropped to -40F/C and hovered there for ten days. January was warmer, -30 C. By the end of Feb is was all the way up to -20 C and by April 15th it hit 0 C. On June 1st, after he paid his heating bill, he was bankrupt.
Images courtesy of Pixabay.
In actual fact we do have some very nice houses and office buildings here, but serious consideration is given as to how we’ll keep them warm in winter. 🙂