Google SketchUp is a 3D tool for creating architecture and other 3D models. Architects like it to prototype buildings, but the software is so easy to use that anyone can have fun with it. After you download SketchUp (sketchup.google.com) and follow through a hands-on tutorial (which might take you as little as 15-30 minutes) you are ready to go and design your own house. And why not make it your dream house?
Now this part of the book will live online: Send the SketchUp file of your finished dream house to firstname.lastname@example.org, include your name, location, and a small description of your house and your creation will appear on www.55fun.com/house/