11 Times Stubborn Homeowners Refused To Move, And Faced Unexpected Consequences
Selling a home is a tough decision. There are many who are emotionally attached to their home and others do not get sufficient money in return for the same. Even the government has the right to seize your land and they sell it to corporations for constructing a mall, parking lot, offices. Etc. Here are some of the stubborn owners who did not sell their home for different reasons.
Luo Baogen, Duck Farmer
Luo Baogen and his wife decided to live in the half-demolished building in the city of Wenling, Zhejiang province, China since they believed that the government was not offering them the correct relocation compensation.
The Million-Dollar Corner, NYC
The building on the corner was purchased by Robert H. Smith for $375,000 with an idea to obstruct Macy's from becoming the largest store in the world.
Mall Around The Home
In the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, a huge shopping mall was built around a small house which Edith Macefield refused to sell even after she was offered a million dollars.
Since the saloon owner refused to sell his property, the apartment complex had to be built around the small structure.
The couple was left stranded on their tiny spot of land while all around them the ground was dug up and skyscrapers erected and the utilities were also cut off for refusing to sell.
The Nail House, China
Wu Ping was the only one to hold out against the encroaching shopping development, who proceeded to dig around her home and restaurant.
The Highway House
These homeowners in Shanghai refused to leave their home even as a major highway was built around it and the house is blocking the signal.
An Airport in Japan
The airport in Narita, Japan was constructed around a series of farms. The farmers living there fought the government for 39 years to retain their lands. 13 people lost their lives during that time in various conflicts between the government and the citizens.
The Shopping Center
This run-down home sits in the middle of a new shopping center in Changsha, China, as the owners refuse to leave.
Guangzhou, China Apartments
These Chinese homeowners refused to move but had a deal with the developers to build the highway right around them.
The family living in this apartment building in Kunming, China faced a lot of pressures from the contractors to move out. The contractors even dug out a ditch around the house and the family has to cross a moat to get to the other side.
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