Welcome from just down the road in Carolina Beach! Many women on the forum so you aren't alone.
Gunner76 and Trish live over in Otway. I'll bet they chime in here soon - they would be fine mentors. And, we have several of our fine cottage vendors close by in NC too!
The good folks on the forum are loaded with good advice and the experience to back it up. Post your questions and you will see.