by Francis Andrews in Cool Travel on Thursday 20 November 2008

I’m all for squatting. The thought of hundreds of houses standing empty in London, because the owners can’t be bothered either to fix it up and sell it, or lease it, or because they’ve got too much wonga to limit themselves to one house, just sounds plain greedy. So it was with delight that I learned that a group calling themselves Da! Collective had made their home in a £6 million mansion in London’s uber-exclusive Mayfair area, and are (allegedly) in the process of turning it into a walk-in art installation. It’s been reported all over the UK news, but still no word from its owners who are holed up in the Virgin Islands. Poor them. Similarly, I was equally chuffed to hear of these guys who are turning squatting in London into a conscientious business.