Energy Diary

Evicted

Vendrell, Tarragona, Spain • Esther Vera

Esther has been squatting in this house since 2013, when she was evicted from her previous home.

 © Edgar Melo-Gutiérrez

© Edgar Melo-Gutiérrez

Two years ago, she got a meter box for water, so she has access to and pays for that service.

The electricity company, however, refuses to supply the house. Esther has no choice but to tap into a street-side outlet to get enough electricity for light and basic needs.

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