19 December 2012
Last updated at 17:22
Suzanne Llewellyn and Keith Madge run a firewood business in North Curry on the Somerset Levels which was flooded on 25 November. At the time of the flooding Ms Llewellyn said: "We're really struggling. We're freezing cold - we've got so much on our plate."
The Llewellyn family live very close to North Moor and Curry Moor both of which remain under several feet of water.
The downstairs of their home was under about 2ft ( 0.6m) of water. Ms Llewellyn said: "The force of the water was unimaginable. The first that we realised we were being seriously flooded was when the water was being forced up through the kitchen floor and we started to bail it out in buckets but within about half an hour we realised we were completely losing the battle."
In the last few days humidifiers have been brought in to dry out and decontaminate the cottage using specialist sanitizers which are pumped into the air.
Mr Madge said the flooding had caused the business to lose more than £10,000 during its busiest time of year- a sum which he said he was unlikely to recover.
About a month since the flooding took place Mr Madge has finally been able to return to the site to start getting deliveries together of the undamaged seasoned firewood.
He said: "It's been totally terrible, not just the house, but the business as well, because this is our lifeblood, this is our income and this where we make the money in the winter. We work all summer and we've not been able to deliver the firewood at all."
Although this bedroom seems to have escaped the flooding, humidity levels have caused damp in the house. There is also a risk of bacteria and viruses being spread from the floodwater which often contains sewage and other pollutants.
Most of the animals - cats, dogs, ducks and guinea pigs - have been temporarily re-homed, but the chickens have moved back in. However, the Madge family said they did not know when they would be able to move back home as the flooding may happen again over the winter months.