I like building physical things. Coming from a computer programming background it was hard for me to wrap my head around this. It all changed when I moved to a farm house in Romania, and I had to renovate it. Not with my own hands, I did delegate most of the work, but I still had to understand everything that was involved and coordinate the whole project. Now I look differently whenever I see a building - I try to understand the materials it is made from, the challenges involved.
My house restauration project slowly turned into something bigger than that. Read more about the whole project on its own website: Casa de Cultură.