The British mansion recently purchased by newlyweds Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes is in the middle of a sewerage project.
The couple have just paid $4.75 million (GBP2.4 million) for the six bedroom home in Dormans Park in Sussex, England.
However, for the last six months workmen have been linking 64 homes, including Dormans Park, to mains sewage - and the GBP2.2 million ($4.3 million) project is set to continue until next year (07).
A local says, "The stink is appalling. Tom and Katie will have to walk around with clothes pegs on their noses.
"I can't believe they have viewed the house."