This cottage is a freestanding building when built within a town's main area. However, this same cottage may be built inside other buildings, and then it is considered a room within the bigger building (Hope that's not confusing!). This could be useful, for example, so that different areas can be locked and kept private.
A wood cottage can be demolished into ruins in 15 days using an axe or bronze axe, and crowbar.
Ruins of cottage can be disassembled using an axe or bronze axe, and crowbar, in 6 days, returning 50% of the original materials.