Visiting Colorado’s Hand-Made Castle

You read that right, hand-made. Ever heard of Bishop’s Castle?

The project began when Jim Bishop was 15. He bought the land for this project for $450 with the intention of building a cottage with his family. As he intuitively placed the rocks together for this initial project, the neighbors joked that it look like a castle. This made him wonder, consider, and soon enough, commit to making a castle.



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Andrea Arias

Architectural practitioner on my way to licensure. In a quest to find my voice in a noisy world.