When we think of squatters, we usually think of people who live in boarded-up sheds or who are hiding in the ruins of old buildings. But every now and then squatters get an entrance ticket for the high life, even if it is only for a short time. Squatters lived the high life here ten times.
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10 Acquisition of Boca Raton Mansion
In December 2013, a man moved a villa to $ 2.5 million. This is pretty cool in most cases and definitely has bragging rights. But in this case the manor house was sealed off and the man who moved in, Andre "Loki Boy" Barbosa, didn't have it at all.
Barbosa was a squatter. He took over the villa for almost two months while trying to claim property under Florida's pre-emptive property law. For Barbosa, this was the beginning of a movement to recover vacant properties, but only a beginning since it was vacated in February 2014. He couldn't claim the building as his own, but he managed to gain some momentum for the movement with the appearance of his History accumulated unfavorable ownership claims. 
9 Piccadilly Mansion Renamed "Hippydilly" after the squatters move in
During the high point of hippie culture, when dirt and grime, free love and vagrants were at their peak in London, several hundred of these long-haired ganja smokers found themselves at home in 144 Piccadilly Street. You know, the type of vacant mansion with 100 rooms that everyone wants to live for free one day.
As a counterculture movement and for fear of eviction, the group of hippies (legitimate 1960s, hippies of the "free love" type) organized themselves under the name "London Street Commune" in September 1969 for three weeks. The group built a kind of drawbridge for an entrance that led over the dry mote to a window on the ground floor, as you do when you barricade the doors. Thanks to the hundreds of "street people" and drug dealers who occupied the residence, the house was given the popular name "Hippydilly". 
8 How an Australian Became a Landlord Squatter
A Developer Called Bill Gertos One day he was walking and doing normal things for Bill Gertos when he discovered an empty house in Sydney, Australia. As a sensible man, Gertos did what any other developer would do: he stole it.
Gertos could not find a tenant for his new rental property if he left it in ruins, so he changed the locks and repaired the property. When the rightful owners discovered what had come out of the house, it was too late. Gertos had requested ownership. The previous owners did not know that the property existed because they had inherited it from a deceased relative. At that point, Gertos had invested $ 150,000 in the project and rented it to tenants for twenty years. Ultimately, he won the property due to the squatters' rights under the Real Estate Act. Did I mention the property is worth $ 1.6 million? 
7 Determined squatters bounce from one London mansion to another
Why live in a mansion when you could possibly live in all of them? We believe a group of London squatters wondered after taking over a £ 15m Belgravia mansion in London that belonged to a Russian oligarch. It wasn't the longest run that only lasted a week, but that's fine if you only take samples. When they were kicked out of this high-end squat, the group had gotten used to certain standards and didn't want to take no for an answer.
Just hours after they were removed from the Eaton Square villa, they moved to a seven-story estate in Grosvenor Gardens, five minutes down the street. They told reporters that if they were removed from this, they would "only find another place". I call that "determination". 
6 A squatter wins a free Victorian apartment in London, but cannot use the stairs.
Jack Blackburn moved to his home in 2001 when the building was still in use and still in ruins and fully owned by someone else. This owner was the Lambeth Council.
Blackburn lived there for thirteen years, performing repairs and a lengthy lawsuit before legally winning ownership of the Victorian Flat. However, thanks to an irregularity in British law, Blackburn was denied the right to access his new property via the stairs. , , for eight years. The block is worth a pretty penny at £ 175,000 ($ 225,000), even though Ol & # 39; Jack couldn't get to his front door considering that he never had to pay for the space.   Top 10 homeless actors who became Hollywood stars
5 squatters target pubs in Chelsea
In 2012 squatters took over Black Bull, a member-only club that closed three months earlier by crawling through the women's bathroom window. This way, you shouldn't join a club unless that club is free and you're a squatter. The Black Bull squatters said they wanted to stay only a short time, but since the tenant called the police, they changed their minds and decided to end the trial until the eviction. Because petty revenge is fun for everyone.
The Black Bull was not the first club this group had taken over. They had lived in Charlie Butler before deciding to call Black Bull at home. Other pubs like Cross Keys were also occupied by squatters. Thanks to a recent British law, crouching was banned in residential areas, but this law had a void that allowed crouching in commercial buildings and targeted pubs. According to the Black Bull tenant, the squatters had illegally reconnected the power and dived into the bar's holdings. Party time is the only time you've taken over a pub. 
4 A squatter named "Jesus" moved to Borris Becker's villa.
A man named Georg Berres, who called himself "Jesus", claimed in May 2018 that he did not know that it was the residential palace of the Tennis legend acted until the German media informed him when they showed up for an interview with the squatter. Borris Becker hadn't been seen in the villa in years.
Berres also did not try to remain silent about this takeover. He posted a Facebook status that reads, "The new era is beginning now," said video tours, conducted several news interviews, and everything. According to Express, Berres had lived in several other houses in the area. 
3 One of the most famous squats in the world
C-Squat is famous among squatters worldwide. In 1989, a run-down apartment building on the lower east side of NYC with no stairs or landing, in which the apartments were connected by a series of ladders, was taken over by a group of squatters. The squatters repaired the building, including an open punk show venue in the basement after the floor above collapsed. C-Squat even had an indoor skate park when the squatters were done with it.
In 2002 the squatters started making them legal owners of C-Squat, and in 2015 C-Squat became a legal community. op. This was a big step for squatters everywhere, a small step for. , , um , , dilapidated building in New York City? 
2 A squatter took over a mansion in San Francisco because he was owned by Taylor Swift.
Everyone wants to live in a mansion at some point in their lives, and some of these squatters have had a taste of villa life by camping in these oversized houses, but few have used these villas to make money.
A man named Jeremiah Kaylor moved. He lived there for weeks and said, "I owned the house." The thought that he owned the $ 22 million Koshland house probably led Kaylor to believe that it was was totally cool to sell the pictures contained therein for a quick money. It turned out to be just a bonus. The real reason the man took over this particular mansion was because of his obsession with Taylor Swift, whom he heard he was considering buying the house for. He was arrested for trespassing and breaking in. And in case you're wondering, he never became president of the T-Swift fan club. 
1 Squatters turn mansion into party house while millionaire owner is out of town
Where's the party, you ask? Well, in May of this year, it was in a $ 6 million mansion in Sydney, Australia, where five men took over the house while the owner was in Hong Kong on business. News reports that the house was filled with alcohol and drug supplies, through the bedrooms and bathrooms, and out to the pool. In one room was a lonely bong that was probably used to smoke "drugs".
The squatters stayed in the villa for almost three weeks, or a "wild ride" as far as the party was concerned, before they were driven out by some plumbers who appeared for maintenance reasons. Party poopers. The group of men claimed to know the owner, but when asked for his name, they said the wrong one. They then ran away when the plumbers tried to take their pictures. One of the men was caught and charged with trespassing. That said, there are probably four people out there who are having a crazy party. 
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