Energy Diary


Le Vexin, France • Nadine, 71, widow, 2 children, retired commercial employee, owner.

Nadine was a young bride when she came to this prefabricated home in 1964; there is no foundation under the floor.

 © Stéphanie Lacombe

© Stéphanie Lacombe

You can feel the mold and humidity that comes from the ground: the smell is unbearable. I keep my clothes in plastic and wipe the mold from inside cabinets, but it keeps coming back.

I refuse invitations from friends because I cannot invite them back. I am ashamed for people to see this.

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