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Ibiza struggles to house locals as mass tourism takes toll

The influx of tourists is preventing many locals from finding affordable accommodation; situation gets even worse in high season

Gabriel Alberto Andrade in his conditioned van where he has lived for a year in Ibiza. Just under a decade ago, he says he could rent a country house for just 400 euros (S$644) a month. Now for that price, he would be reduced to sharing a room.

Ibiza Town, Spain

GABRIEL Alberto Andrade has lived in a van for a year, unable to pay for a home in Spain's Ibiza where rental prices have shot up as mass tourism takes its toll on locals.

Known as much as a wild party island as a place of tranquility with coves of turquoise blue...