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The story behind Bishop Castle


When he was 15, Jim Bishop spent $450 on a parcel of land in southern Colorado. Years later, after getting married, he decided it was time to start building a family cabin in the woods on this same piece of land.

But Bishop’s imagination wouldn’t let him stop, and what started as a small cabin grew into a full-fledged castle that has become a major tourist attraction. Bishop Castle is perhaps the world’s largest one-man project. And the best part? It’s completely free to the public.

The castle, built by Jim’s bare hands, now reaches 16 stories high!

– Sam Bojarski, The 100 Companies

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