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: What does a quixotic plan involve?
- A wild idea that has little chance of succeeding.
- A puzzling problem that may delay its success.
- A supportive community that will help it succeed.