Everyday life in Deir el-Medina was privileged in contrast with the rest of Egypt, as suggested by the evidence that has been found in the area. Artefacts that have been found give detailed information about what the villagers did on a daily basis and how they relaxed on their time off, how they communicated with each other, how they made a living and how their relationships were with each other. With villagers having to go through ten day week, working eight of the ten days and getting the other two off, but spending those two days making their own tombs or earning extra income for their family moonlighting, they hardly had any time for themselves to enjoy. This was to be expected however, as the purpose for the inhabitants of Deir el-Medina was to work in the Valley of the Kings. There were exceptions however, when special festivals and holidays came around. The people that lived in Deir el-Medina had a better lifestyle than those living in other parts of Egypt, due to the government houses that were provided for them by the Pharaoh, and the larger amount of provisions they received for their work on the Valley of the Kings. Their homely possessions were something that only wealthy Egyptians could afford. Although they had better living conditions, the people living there could not afford complete mummification, as this luxury was only for the incredibly wealthy in Egypt. The people still had a social structure with the ability to climb up the ladder, but typically trades were handed down from father to son, making their social significance the same. Highest on the ladder was the vizier, high priest, chief commander of the army and seal bearers of the king, second was high officials and nomarchs, priests and army officers, third was scribes, fourth was skilled craftsmen, artists and traders, fifth was agricultural labourers, unskilled labourers and servants, and lastly on the list was slaves. This social structure largely affected who the villagers would talk to and spend time with, and would have also determined how they would have been paid. There were various leisure activities that were available in the little spare time that the workmen had, but these activities included hunting and fishing, gymnastics and athletics, archery, boxing, wrestling and sword fighting with sticks. There were also a variety of board games that villagers took part in. The rules of these board games are not known. The Egyptians had a healthy diet as their soil was very fertile. Their main food products included bread, beer and fish, as this was easy to come by. Bread was important in an Egyptians life and bread was baked in various creative shapes such as in human shapes and animal shapes. It was also common for the average villager to have a variety of vegetables in their gardens. The clothing that was worn by a person was a good indicator of their status within society. Only the rich could afford the best quality of materials. White linen was most common. As the 18th dynasty progressed, the design of the garments worn was much more elaborate, with more intricate designs. This was not the same for working men and women, as they had to wear clothes that they could afford, and accommodate their working lifestyles. This usually meant that men went shirtless when working in the fields with a simple loin cloth, reserving their best clothes for when they went on their journey into the afterlife. Houses were adjoining in Deir el-Medina and did not have a front or back yard. They shared two walls with other homes and were usually very small. This was however determined by a person's class. The roofs of these houses were also flat and front doors were open facing into the main street of Deir el-Medina. Houses were not only used for living purposes, but also for business purposes. Many of the villagers converted the front rooms of their homes into shops, or even bars for people to enjoy their beer in. The houses at Deir el-Medina can very much be compared to old terraced cottages that can be found today. Types of furniture that Egyptians had in their household were chairs, stools, beds, headrests and chests. Chests were used for storing things. The status a person had dictated what quality of furniture that they got. Only wealthy Egyptians could afford woods and materials that had been imported. Trading was the norm in Deir el-Medina, and the people traded anything and everything that they could. Some of these items include clothes, alcohol, fish and other foods. Trading occurred between other villagers and between other placed in Egypt. Because of the trade links that Egypt had, many new materials became accessible. New items were being created such as small amulets and massive sculptures. This improved the cultural life not only in Egypt, but in Deir el-Medina. Sculptures and wall paintings were becoming increasingly popular among villagers.