2) You can sit at your sunny porch all day and smirk at the poor fools sweating away in mile long highway- and ferry queues.
3) You won’t feel the pressure of inviting any must-have guests, since everybody’s out of town anyway.
4) Any vigilant holiday time thieves will skip your house, since it’s the only occupied one in the neighbourhood.
5) You can dance the night away with the music as loud as you want. After all, who’s gonna complain?