30 people who resembled the likes of these chaps were thrown out of a palatial home on The Bishops Avenue in Hampstead, one of Britain’s most expensive streets. They had been squatting in the former home of of a London TV director that is now on the market. British squatters apparently now use the internet for tips on how to make an empty, secured home squatter-friendly, thanks to a site called Advisory Service For Squatters.
In the U.K. you can apparently take up residence in an empty property if the home is not secured. Not sure if you must cover the taxes, as well, but this might be one super economical way to find a second home.