We are a group of private NL friends & explorers. We have been exploring for more than 20 years by over the countries around us.
We spent around 5-7 of hours in internet searches every day to keep our spots updated. This is a hobby for us. We do not sell anything, other than the time we spend searching this locations, we have developed an anonymous community that bring us the places to page (via mail or private message) we have collaborators & helpers all over the world (some of them run the social media, from other country prepare the maps, …)
Why not? There are a lot of websites and comparators that make business selling hotel locations and perfect beaches spots… See us as a geocaching location provider, as you know, there are Free geocaching points, and other points, that user must pay a premium service for searching them.
Anyway, this website is not about selling nothing: 90% of our daily operations are Free exchanges with other urbex explorers. If they dont have any locations, some users exchange money for our expended time in google maps.
A classic sentence “that place is not abandoned”:
This phrase it’s almost a “urbex professional” explorer trying to remove her instagram exclusive location.
Anyway, as we said, 90% of the spots come from exchanges with other explorers, but anyway we are all human, we cannot verify 100% that a place is completely abandoned. So if you are the owner/friend/… contact us 24/7 to fix the error. LINK
From the public road YES. Taking photos of a private property is legal when it is made, of areas that you can see from the outside, without “interfering” in the privacy of the owners of the property, that is, without violating the right to honor and the privacy of the home owners.
Entering in abandoned locations without the permision of the owner is always illegal (almost in our country)
So you can take photos from street, or ask the owner to enter in the private property.
You already know the answer. NO you cannot. All of our point are exchanged as points in the public road, never in private property.
If you decide to enter private property and get arrested by the police, its not our term. all our point are for taking photos of the facade of the buildings, not for entering without permision, stole, …
Within our terms and conditions, you can read that we are exempted from any damage or injury that may happen to you, inside an abandoned building: Death or physical/psychic/any damage and damages to your equipment. Since you are warned, that you cannot enter private properties.
We dont guarantee the locations sold individually or in his maps. We are only a research facilitator for our exchangers. We do not own any place located in maps.
We cannott be engaged in case of violation of private property or damage caused on this because you are warned, that you cannot enter private properties.
And why not? We believe that there is plenty room for everyone.
Our focus is not to get all the locations around the world, or infinite gps points. We will try to obtain few points but of high quality, for satisfying the most demanding explorers.
Our payment provider is ‘Paddle.net’ so your receipt, will look like this example:
PADDLE.NET – URBEXPRIME
All of us have a day job, full time, which prevents us from spending the time we want traveling to abandoned locations.
We try to reach all the places, which are not far than one full day of traveling by car. Therefore, we look for places, where we think we can reach them soon.
We have chosen 4 countries in southern Europe, because it is our scope.