Widow Faces Eviction in Fla. City For ‘Living Off the Grid’

A Fla. city is set to evict a widow for her unique lifestyle of “living off the grid.”

Robin Speronis told WFTX-TV that she was given an eviction notice after the station aired a story about how she chooses to live in a home without modern amenities, such as running water and electricity.

“A code enforcement officer came, knocked on the door then posts a placard that says uninhabitable property, do not enter,” Robin said.

Robin Speronis may be evicted from her Fla. home for her unique “living off the grid” lifestyle. (Image source: Screen grab via WFTX-TV)

“Putting a woman who lives by herself, who is a widow, out on the street without any due process of law is unfathomable,” she added.

According to WFTX-TV, the notice cited international property maintenance code which said the property is not safe to live in.

Speronis, however, disputes such claims and wonders how a code enforcement officer would know without even entering the house. Now, she is speaking out demanding justice.

“I’m going to bring this to the attention of anyone who will listen until justice is served,” she said.

“Where is the justice? Why did they choose me,” she asked, “I was exercising my First Amendment rights of free speech in discussing living off the grid.”

A local attorney has decided to represent Speronis for free, according to WFTX-TV.

It does appear, however, that Speronis has a criminal history. According to the Cape Coral Daily Breeze, she was found guilty of larceny and in 2012 had her real estate license revoked.

This post has been updated.

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