Cottage Shopping


If you have been following me on Facebook much, you know that I really really really want my own little cottage.  Yes, a She-Shed, but really more than just a hangout place.  I want to live there for the most part.  I want a Mom Cottage, a nice space that I can live in and sleep, keep the way that I want and to give my grown adult girl children time to claim their own space, in the big house.

Of course, I will be on the property, because why not?  I will be in a little area that we call the old garden.  It’s a beautiful place, about 100 feet from the big house and just a nice dry little place that I can have a small cottage, porch, patio and garden.  I hope some day to include a fiber yurt, but that is a while off in the plans.

I originally wanted to build it all from scratch.  By myself, and with friends and family help.  But I started the foundation almost 2 years ago and that is about as far as I got.  My health has been a little wishy washy and it was just not getting done.  We have been super busy as well, just was not working out.

Then along came the pandemic.  A scary time.  Our orders fell off for about a week and then the went nuts.  We were just so so busy.  But I began to notice that a lot of the local Amish shed builders were giving out super amazing deals on these lovely little sheds.  Super financing deals, discounts, zero down, and lots of extra features.  It was the perfect time to consider a unfinished shell of a shed!  I knew that finishing the inside and all, that would be a lot easier for me and the girls to accomplish in a reasonable amount of time.  And that I could easily afford a payment under $200 since I really don’t have any payments at all except my cell phone bill.  (We own the big house and property free and clear of a mortgage.)  Our utilities are very reasonable as well, only electric and trash.  (We have a well on our property and we heat with seasonal propane gas.)

So, on weekend in April, the girls and I went on a 6 hour day trip to go to many of the shed places around us in the 50 mile free delivery zone and just got a feel for them.  And I love them!  It was a fun day…  We ended it with a sack lunch at Hardees in Angola, Indiana.  We couldn’t really talk to anyone, but thankfully, they were all open and encouraged folks to come and visit, look around and then drop them a call or email when you had an idea.

Here are some of the photos of the day!  Lots to look at!!!

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About Mobymom

the banjo player for Deepwater Bluegrass, and the editor of as well as the main graphic designer of the Westvon Publishing empire. She is a renaissance woman of many talents and has two lovely daughters and a rehab mobile home homestead to raise.

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