Take a large but wealthy family, one with many properties. Imagine an older member of the family dies and one of the houses falls empty. It is inherited by the children jointly.
They can't agree on what to do with it or who should have it. As a result, no-one lives in it.
No one lives in it for decades and decades. It gradually falls into disrepair and is now in danger of collapse.
It is stories like this and scenes like these that give rural parts of Cyprus such a unique feel.