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'''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 ==
In some [[Europe]]an 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 ==
*[[Squatting abandoned places]]
== Resources ==
* http://planet.squat.net/

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