A “Nail House” or Dingzihu is a home where people refuse to move out or to accept money for demolition of the property. While the entire world is progressing and people are moving forward with developments in cities all over the world, there are these stubborn homeowners who refuse to move out of their homes. The defiant owners of these houses feel it is hard to let go of the house they have been living in for most, if not all, of their lives. Unfortunately, they cannot stay in those houses forever, especially in an era of booming real estate advancements. Check out these 9 stubborn homeowners who refused to sell or move out of their homes.
1. The China Highway House in Changsha
These homeowners refused to leave their home even when a major highway was built around it.
2. Austin Spriggs House, Washington
The owners of a house that stood between two major buildings in Washington, D.C. were offered $3 million by developers. The owners refused to sell it until 2008, when it was successfully converted into a pizza place.
3. Home to a couple in Russia
An older couple in their 60s refused to leave their house, even when there was continuous construction going on around them. When they refused to sell or leave, they were deprived of electricity and water.
4. The farm at the Narita Japan Airport
The airport was built around a series of farms, and the fight between the farmers and the government went on for about 39 years.
5. House in the middle of a shopping center, Changsha, China
This house sits in the middle of a shopping center. Imagine sale days!