That sounds brutal Frenchie. Do they at least have internet access.
The internet really helps to while away the pain in these situations. It's times like these where my smartphone is more than a crutch, it's like an epi-pen for boredom.
Like I said it's a very old house where everyone used to eat and sleep on the ground floor. They transformed the attic part into 3 bedrooms I don't know when. Since the roof has a steep incline, the only part where I can stand up and walk is directly under the spine, the rest of the time you're walking bent over.
In an hour, DVD time for the kids, whiskey time for the adults
I spent the summer of '73 in one of those little slate roofed cottages in Western Ireland with a big hearth in the middle of the house, no running water, no bathroom etc.