It's just a matter of time and my dream will become reality.
This cottage will be available for weekend rentals, or for special events, for roughly $200 per night. This price would include breakfast served each morning and full use of the 8 wooded acres of woodland and hiking trails. As mentioned previously, there will be a full kitchen and bathroom, hot tub, a loft above for sleeping, a private bedroom, a large living room with sleeper sofa and fireplace, and a garage. The grounds will offer a fire pit and patio area, koi pond, and beautiful landscaping around the cottage that will bring deep peace to anyone who visits.
For promotional purposes, I intend to host seasonal open houses, with the cottage fully decorated in taste of the seasons. The public will have the opportunity to tour the home and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks. The Christmas open house will likely be the most impressive, with a fully lit and decorated tree, Christmas music, hot cider, good wine , and great food.
It is going to take some time, but this dream of mine will likely come true, if God is willing. I will of course post progress pictures as the construction takes place, and encourage members of the Steemit community to visit southeast Iowa and be a guest at my cottage.