The story of an ageing couple from Medellin, Colombia went viral on the internet. The two are victims of poverty and an alarmingly high crime rate but managed to find love despite living on the streets. They both admitted to have been addicted to drugs in their youth. But when they found each other, they decided to get rid of their bad habits. They managed to do just that but still cannot afford to buy a home for themselves. However, they have devised a clever way to stay off the streets.
They converted an abandoned sewer into a makeshift home equipped with what they need to survive. The home may not be fancy but it is enough for them. It has a kitchen, a bed that can accomodate both of them, and a heating system. They even have electricity and a televison set. They describe their humble dwelling place as peaceful. It is located far from the city. They don’t have children but they do have a dog who serves as a companion and guard.
What they have for a home may not be the ideal house, but they do not seem to mind at all. They have not considered going for a more conventional set-up.