Squatted House in Santiago de Chile


  Squatted House in Santiago de Chile


First, we must remember that in our (in Europe) glorydays of the 80s, there were no such movement in Chile out of “natural” reasons.

It all started after 1990. The current house (there have been 3 squats) has been squatted for 1.5 years now. In Chile, the police can’t evict squatters if


  • the owners of the house or the land doesn’t demand it.
  • the owners of the house doesn’t care.

It has been a home for homeless people and junkies in the past, but the current squatters moved in and took over the place.

It took 3 months before the police found out it was squatted – Sometimes they come to ask questions, but can’t do more.

The house is an old bakeryfactory and needs a lot of repairs. There is still water and electricity and the telefonelines are functional. The have concerts every now and then to raise money to repair the roof in the main hall.

They don’t allow alcohol because it mostly ends up in big fights and destruction.

They got a little yard with plans for homegrown food. The people in the house are about 20-30, which are mostly punks.