There is a society out behind the school called The Village. It has a loose membership of about 8, and they have jobs that they can change when they get bored. The jobs are the Manager (who declares whether it is night or day), the Chef, who puts out random food which everyone pretends is good whether it is or not, the Home Builder and the Nurse.
The Home Builder puts the straw on the roof of the house, which is where everyone sleeps when it is night. There is really only room for two, possibly three (very friendly) villagers at a time in the house. The rest of the time appears to be taken up with eating, pacing and declaring.