When we set out to accomplish something, not only does it get completed, but it gets done right. Words that echoed from Ben’s past were from a college professor. “If you need something done right and soon, give the job to the busiest person you know.” That pretty well sums up our lives up here. We do the best job we can, and work hard to make it something that really matters. When we rehab each vacation home, we do it with pride and excellence.
Some jobs take longer than others. As a family who is trying to do each of the house rehab projects out-of-pocket, we sometimes have to move to another project until we can access the best solution for the job at hand. It may be the extra time taken for a countertop or getting the just right flooring for the space. Moreover, we research and then accomplish the goals set with surpassing quality.
To obtain excellence and the quality we expect of ourselves, and to be able to pass along these benefits to our guests, we work hard…all the time. Having a farm, full-time job, family, and running a short-term rental business means we don’t have a lot of downtime. There is great reward with this hard work — great places for others to find joy and fulfillment, as well as enrichment of our lives as we meet new people.
With each word, we have purpose and meaning. WIthout the pursuit of those, the words mean nothing. If we make a promise, we keep it. If we say something in passing, we don’t just forget about it. From praying for someone when we said we would, to coming back with a full propane tank, we believe that our actions are what defines our integrity. How we act and what we do matters…to us and others around us.
The land we have has been handed down generationally. We don’t take this lightly. As a matter of fact, we find great pride in knowing we are not only restoring parts of this property that have been neglected, but in turning it into something even better than it ever has been. That’s why we spend the time and money to get heavy machinery to excavate, rejuvenate, and rehabilitate the land and buildings onsite. Doing our best with these means our children have an even better future.
When we were looking for ways to make spaces unique, we thought barn wood would help. Then we found out the prices! However, we did find an old sawmill and found out it was essentially deserted after a death and family squabble. We were given permission to gather any wood we wanted. We furnished an entire house with “barn wood” walls. Such a blessing to be able to use these mountain materials in our homes, and what beauty they have brought into our homes!
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