In today's world, the cities are widening constantly and growing larger with new buildings and roads coming up in places where once the area was a barren land. This is one of the best ways to make the connectivity and infrastructure better.
While there is constant development, there are encroachments happening wherein people are paid in peanuts for their property rates by builders and they are forced to vacate their homes.
In this article, we are here to share info on some of the amazing house owners who have refused to sell their houses during the time of developing the area.
Find out about these stubborn and stern owners who've refused to let go of their properties and have made the government adjust to their ways in either building their roads on a different path or by building roads that take a total 360 degree angle.
Read on to know more about these interesting house owners and houses that will blow your mind for sure.
The House With A 360-Degree Road View
Builders encircled the homes of three families in China with a four-lane flyover after they refused to make way for the bulldozers. Since the owners refused to sell their houses, the builders had to make construction adjustments.
An Elderly Chinese Couple Who Refused To Move
An elderly Chinese man named Luo Baogen and his wife insisted on living in the half-demolished building in the city of Wenling, in Zhejiang province, China. They claimed that the compensation the government offered them was not enough. To ensure the couple's safety, adjacent rooms in the five-storied building have been left intact.
The Woman Who Refused To Sell Her Home
An 84-year-old woman named Macefield saw the quirky, quiet neighbourhood of Ballard, a neighborhood of Seattle, becoming more and more gentrified. Different developers came knocking on her little two-story home's door with plans to bring down her little house and the surroundings. They wanted to make a shopping mall. She refused to sell her property, even after they offered her a million dollars. The developers had no choice but to build a house around her little nest.
The Four-Lane Highway Built Around Two Apartments
In 2015, builders were forced to build a $15 million road around two apartment blocks in China, when several families refused to move out. These house owners said that they were happy to move out only if they were offered a fair price for their property.
The House That Ended Up At The Bottom Of A Giant Pit
This three-story building in Yichang, Hubei province in China, is in the middle of a construction site meant for a high-tech industrial park. Unfortunately, it had fallen victim to China's rapid urban development. Apparently, the house owner had moved out of the house for a short while, but returned due to finances crisis.
The Man Who Rejected A $2 Million Offer
Austin Spriggs had the equivalent of a golden lottery ticket. But, he was not fortunate enough, as the amount the builders offered him is not something that he got when he finally sold his property! Spriggs wanted to turn the place into a pizzeria; however, unfortunately, he could not, as he ran out of finances. He ended up selling his golden hen for $750,000.