I think I'm starting to get the hang of building in SL. I made a three-story labyrinth platform to practice working in 3 dimensions, and then I liked it, so I kept it. I raised and lowered my land a bunch of times and met someone who thought it was interesting to watch it from her house across the way. I made an enormous metal transparent ball and then transformed it into a seasonal pumpkin, which L1Aura likes to sit inside on top of the labyrinth platform, because, well, who knows? It's nice and orange in there, and reminded me of Jeannie's bottle in "I Dream of Jeannie,"so I put a meditation cushion to sit on in there, too.
At first I felt tempted to put up a house (and I did) and fill my land with all the things one needs or wants and can't have in real life, and at some point I will probably get a helicopter or some other flying device, but I am aiming for different (hence the enormous pumpkin). I also want to build a space for people to have conversations, and also a teaching space. Nettrice's cushions on the beach provide an excellent model, similar to the meditation platform on Connected Health Island, and of course there is the classroom, or seminar room, but I wonder what else is possible?