A couple sits on the rooftop of a squat in London called "The Castle." Once used as a five-story office, the building has become home to more than 100 squatters -- people who don't pay rent.
A room in "The Castle" after a party.
A squatter sits in the living room of a London squat called "Borough High Street." Photographer Corinna Kern visited several squats in the capital city.
Residents lie together in the London squat called "Borough High Street." The communal squatting lifestyle often creates strong bonds and a family feeling among the residents.
A resident rests among shelves at an old fabric storehouse. All the squats Kern visited were in former commercial premises. A law enacted in September 2012 made it illegal to squat in residential properties, empty or not.
Fabric is used to section rooms off in the storehouse. Hundreds of abandoned fabric rolls are also reused as bedsheets and pillows and decorations for ceilings and walls.
Two residents relax in a squat called "Blackfriars."
A squatter plays with soap bubbles.
A couple makes repairs in a squat called "Downtown Restaurant." The building was once a cabaret restaurant.
Two residents check a freshly squatted building that was formerly used as a design studio.
Squat residents relax on furniture found on the streets for their new home. According to Kern, "skipping" for food and furniture is common among squatters.