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'''Squatting''' is still a great way to find a nice place to stay for a longer period.
 
'''Squatting''' is still a great way to find a nice place to stay for a longer period.
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Squatting consists of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied area of land and/or a building. In [[Europe]], it is common for buildings to be squatted to be used as social centres. Cafés, bars, libraries, [[free shops]], with many squats also holding parties and concerts. Squats can be really great places for nomads.
  
 
== Europe ==
 
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In the Netherlands, squatting is illegal since October 2010. However, when you do manage to squat a property and have a bed and kitchen table in before the [[police]] shows up, you cannot be evicted right away. This is because the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) rules the right on a place to live higher than the right of ownership. That in return means the owner has to go through a court trial to evict you, taking a minimum of 6 weeks. After that you will be faced with a ~250 euro fine though.
 
In the Netherlands, squatting is illegal since October 2010. However, when you do manage to squat a property and have a bed and kitchen table in before the [[police]] shows up, you cannot be evicted right away. This is because the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) rules the right on a place to live higher than the right of ownership. That in return means the owner has to go through a court trial to evict you, taking a minimum of 6 weeks. After that you will be faced with a ~250 euro fine though.
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== See also ==
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*[[Squatting abandoned places]]
  
 
== Resources ==
 
== Resources ==
 
* http://planet.squat.net/
 
* http://planet.squat.net/
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Revision as of 01:30, 22 December 2014

Squatting is still a great way to find a nice place to stay for a longer period.

Squatting consists of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied area of land and/or a building. In Europe, it is common for buildings to be squatted to be used as social centres. Cafés, bars, libraries, free shops, with many squats also holding parties and concerts. Squats can be really great places for nomads.

Europe

In some European countries the law could be on your side when squatting.

The Netherlands

In the Netherlands, squatting is illegal since October 2010. However, when you do manage to squat a property and have a bed and kitchen table in before the police shows up, you cannot be evicted right away. This is because the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) rules the right on a place to live higher than the right of ownership. That in return means the owner has to go through a court trial to evict you, taking a minimum of 6 weeks. After that you will be faced with a ~250 euro fine though.

See also

Resources


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