See It installed
Well, lots of people won because of the money raised by this amazing organization.... money used to help families in need fix their homes so that they can live with the same dignity the rest of us take for granted. So, when I say we are excited to be a part of supporting this organization it's definitely and understatement.
However, we can't help basking a bit in the glow of contributor success. We were always proud of Spy Lair and flattered to be asked by The Hayes Group to build it.
The Awesome Hayes Team.
Ready for action in front of their cutting edge playhouse design
See the Hayes team help SEA's master carpenters build Spy Lair
But we never guessed it would fetch the most money at this event. There were many beautiful play-houses by other contributors. Many had cool features like the use of sustainable materials, kinetic energy generating gadgets, and awesome 'girlie' stuff.
My personal favourite was 'Home Tweet Home' which made me wish I was a little girl again with wealthy parents who would buy it for me- just 'cause! I could play house and entertain my friends without any of the grown-up responsibility attached to any of it.
But Alas, it wasn't meant to be; then or now. Please, a moment of silence for my loss… thank you kindly.
On the other hand I have to admit, the Spy Lair was really the coolest, appealing to the more intellectual child with a disappearing nickel-coated door, high-tech Plexiglas-covered world map in the spy-room, a secret trap door for a quick get-away and surveillance spaces disguised behind ribbed walls of exotic Ipe planks.
While S.E.A. contributed all the materials, and S.E.A.s close group of subs donated their skills everyone at S.E.A. contributed their own time and labor. We are not only proud of our Play House, but of our entire staff of carpenters, project managers, and sub-contractors.
Next, we plan to contribute a day of working hands-on, as a Company, at the homes of those who benefit from funds raised at 2011’s Dreams Happen event. We can’t wait!
SEAs core team.
SEA's contribution of time, labor and materials ushered Spy Lair into reality.
Left to right: Rich Alfano, Jose Moreno, Edgar Luna, Emilo Garcia, Steve Hirsch