Background: Elizabeth was brought to a house, her dress muddy and torn. The housekeeper took her to a room upstairs to give her some clean clothes to change into and left her alone in the room. After putting on the new dress, she headed back downstairs, finding her way along the gloomy corridor with a candle. She turned for the living room, but nobody was there, so she poked around looking for them.The room was empty. The cold remnants of the tea sat abandoned in half-empty cups on the little table, but no one was there to drink them. Elizabeth poked her head around into the scullery and found it too uninhabited
Source: Timepiece, Heather Albano
Cambridge Dictionary gives the following definition of "uninhabited".
I have a problem with the use of "uninhabited" in the example above. I'd expect something like "unoccupied" because "uninhibited" sounds like somebody was actually living in the scullery. Is "uninhabited" a bit odd-sounding to you?