His determination to build low-cost housing despite little support from the community seemed quixotic or impractical at best. As part of this unrealistic or quixotic quest, Louis erected large billboards on the highway promising houses for the unbelievably low price of $20,000. While locals appreciated the contractor’s ideal vision, his excessively romantic, quixotic scheme was doomed to failure.
Quiz: When is a plan quixotic?
- When it promises something that it cannot deliver on time.
- When the community will not support it.
- When it is unrealistic and so unlikely to happen.