Cabin Progress

Things with our cabin have been moving s l o w l y. There’s nothing quite like the frustration and stress when schedules don’t pan out the way you planned – not just once, but over and over and over again. Due to a combination of COVID, a sudden surge in people wanting to move to the mountains but not having enough skilled tradesmen, and some other things (that I won’t discuss here), our cabin is still not ready to get an approval for occupancy.

To say things have been dragged out is an understatement. Everything is, oh, about a year and a month behind schedule, and there’s not too much we seem to be able to do about it. It’s all in the builders’ hands at this point.

But, we are clinging on to hope, and to the belief that one day, Jubilee Mountain Retreat (name to be confirmed, what do you think about it?) will be ready for guests who are looking for a place to rest, retreat and spend time with Jesus and loved ones.

Here are some quick updates with photos:

The ceiling tongue & groove wood paneling was installed by the builder. We decided to keep it a natural color. The beams are supposed to be stained at some point.

Nick’s parents have been amazing with helping us, they’ve come out on two separate trips to help us on different things – the fireplace, the kitchen cabinets, the shower tiling, and the deck. Nick and his dad worked together on most items, and I helped with flooring and learned how to install a deck.


I'm a dreamer who loves spending lazy days nestled up at home with her husband and three boys. I am always up for meeting new people and learning new things. My absolute biggest passions in life are seeing lives transformed by Jesus and helping people achieve their dreams. Currently, I'm studying up on how to homestead using regenerative agricultural practices, and am thrilled to share our journey in Colorado with you all!

  • Nichole
    Posted at 14:26h, 09 October Reply

    Somehow I missed this post….the cabin is spectacular!!

  • Eunice
    Posted at 08:52h, 14 September Reply

    The cabin looks incredible! Nick and his dad are so talented!!!!!

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