The Woods and Ivy Cottage – The Layout

  1. Deborah Thorson says:

    Deb and Danelle I’m so enthusiastic for you. The Woods and Ivy Cottage is perfect. I can’t wait to see what you gals do again.

    Cheering you on.


  2. Patricia says:

    I think this sounds absolutely amazing!! So happy for you two, and I love the name!! ❤️

  3. Salli says:

    I’m going to love this. You will have heat and air? Internet?

    The name is perfect. Xoxo

  4. Robin says:

    Love the name? What about your office?

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      I will either have my computer set up in the bedroom or living area. I haven’t figured that out yet. This is a temporary situation, so I can make anything do.

  5. Marianne in Mo. says:

    Very smart decision. Funny that you were talking about lumber….we live close to a heavy forested area, lots of Oaks. And in the past week I’ve been seeing huge lumber trucks on our county hwy. heading to the mills with huge tree trunks! So it is coming!!! Hopefully the mills can keep working after COVID and soon the prices will stabilize. I love that you two are able to adjust to the temporary situation, it will mean the world to just be on the property! We spent almost ten months in a crappy apartment while our dream was being built. We had no idea it was going to be three times what we had invested time-wise in past builds! But when you aren’t building in a subdivision, it takes way longer!!! Who knew! Not us.

  6. Brenda says:

    This is a lovely name for your cottage/future workshop. I know that you two will make it beautiful. ????❤️

  7. Julie Anderson says:

    You may want to consider a second door in your mechanical room so you can enter it through your garage. In the future repair and maintenance people can enter through garage vs going through main area.

  8. Donna says:

    I wish I’d known what kind of name you were looking for, I would have suggested Ivy & Oak Cottage.
    But I’m super excited for y’all and can’t wait to follow your journey! Thank you for sharing!!!

  9. Robbin says:

    Love, love, LOVE!! I’m s I excited for you. We are blessed to follow along. ( A suggestion…with the metal roof you will definitely need a strong booster. I know that’s been an issue lately. )

  10. Cathy says:

    So excited for y’all! Love following on your adventures together❤️

  11. Christina says:

    The Woods and Ivy Cottage…..what a lovely name and it honors Ivy, which I LOVE????????????????‼️

  12. Shanna says:

    I love the name. Very suiting. I have a question. Will you keep the bedroom, small kitchen and bath when you finally move into your home? Just thinking it would be a great guest spot.

  13. Nadine says:

    Love this idea of building this building first. A little concerned that your bedroom has no natural light or air flow. Good luck and have fun.

  14. Cheryl says:

    I can’t wait to see what you do with it!!! I’m sure it will be extraordinary! Great name!

    It doesn’t look like there will be any windows in your bedroom. With you loving light, how will that work out for you?

    Thanks for taking us along on your journey!

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      There is really no other way to do that. We thought about moving the bedroom to an outside wall but I think this is the best way. the entire barn will have LOTS of big windows.

  15. Carol says:

    Hi Guys. Love it all … but I have one suggestion. Switch the mechanical room and the bathroom. The mech room next to your bedroom will prove to be very noisy when you’re sleeping, etc. With air cond going and furnace etc. Trust me I Have been there. And … who really wants a bathroom right off your kitchen? Ugh. This switch will put the bathroom right outside your bedroom door and easy access at night without having to walk thru your kitchen. Just a thought. Can’t wait to see it all come together ????

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      We designed it all like this so that the plumbing is all right there beside each other. It will save money. And this is temporary.

  16. Dee-Dee says:

    LOVE the name!!! Congratulations! I’m planning on watching it all come together. I’m so excited for you two.

  17. Wendy Cross says:

    Your design is perfect – looks like you’ve thought of just about everything. Can’t wait to see the progress!

  18. Mary says:

    LOVE THIS! What a great idea! Super smart to do it like this! So excited for you two! And I ❤️ the name!!!

  19. Lucrecia says:

    So glad I read this today! We were literally just discussing that maybe now it’s time to finally start building. I was expecting some delays but had not heard there was a lumber shortage :(. Better to find out now though! Love the workshop/ house idea, and in later years it could be an apartment for aging family that you need close, but not THAT close.

  20. Mary-Catheryn (@CopperCorners) says:

    This is going to be so cool!!!!

  21. Kaz says:

    The paint room will be perfect once everything is all said and done. I can’t wait to see the process and watch the transformation of the yard. I love how you are not letting these crazy times get the better of you.

  22. […] our feelings in a post when I shared about the update on the house.  And, let’s face it, if The Woods and Ivy Cottage would start being built tomorrow, we would still be here through the entire Fall season.  And if I […]

  23. […] Sitting in the woods around the campfire gives me lots of time to think… and plan!  I have so many thoughts and ideas going through my head all of the time.  To be honest, I have been feeling a little humdrum about this rental.  We wanted to be out of here by now.  We actually wanted to be out of here a LONG time ago, but it didn’t happen.  If you need to catch up on the updates, I shared it in a few posts.. here and here. […]

  24. […] be for our Polaris and for lawn equipment once the house is built.  Since we will be living in The Woods and Ivy Cottage until we build the house, we will need some place to store those items.  We added a recycled […]

  25. […] projects at the Woods and Ivy Cottage are well underway.  We have been WAITING for this part of the process as it’s our […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


follow along





Have a Question for us?
 Ask away!



We may earn a small commission when you use one of our links to make a purchase.


work with us

shop our favs