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They need money for a trip to Disneyland, but they can't find work
Their aunt asked them to dogsit because her husband wants to go out drinking. They are supposed to spend a night in a cold shed that has no plumbing
And aunt doesn't want to pay for it.
OP has offered the following explanation for why they think they might be the asshole:
A few less drinks...
OP shouldn't have offered to do it without money if they wanted any.
"Just because it’s family, doesn’t mean they should ask you to do it for free."
Family or not...
Why does OP need to sleep in a shed?
Performing services for the family is a slipšpery slope. Some people avoid it altogether.
It is generally considered inappropriate to charge family for pet-sitting or babysitting services. If you feel comfortable doing so, it is best to discuss it with your family beforehand to ensure everyone is comfortable with the arrangement.
On the other hand, while doing something for family, you are not doing your job, so you are losing money, You should be compensated for that.
That's what we are talking about. So many boobytraps to avoid. That's why some people simply respond with "I am too busy" whenever a family member asks them to do something from their area of expertise.
What are your thoughts on this subject? Should you charge family for services?