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Motorway Built Around Tiny House After Stubborn Owner Refused To Sell Up And Move Out

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Chinese city forced to build motorway bridge around a tiny house after stubborn owner refused to move for 10 years.

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A city in China was forced to build a motorway bridge around a tiny house after “stubborn” owner refused to sell it to the government for a decade.

The building is one of several ‘nail houses‘ in China where homeowners reject government’s compensation for its demolition.





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Footage released shows the small property tightly sandwiched between two lanes of the newly opened Haizhuyong Bridge in Guangzhou.

According to local media, the one-storey house comprises a 40-square-metre flat that sits in the middle of four lanes of traffic.

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The owner, named by her surname Liang, said she refused to move because the government failed to offer her a replacement property in an ideal location.

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She added that she was happy to deal with the consequences, adding that she doesn’t mind what other people thought of her.





‘You think this environment is poor, but I feel it’s quiet, liberating, pleasant and comfortable,’

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An insider claimed she had demanded four flats, but the government only agreed to two.

The government said she was offered various flats as well as cash compensation schemes; but she had turned them all down.

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According to another report, Ms Liang claimed the government had offered her substitute accommodation next to a morgue.

Ms Liang is the only person out of a total of 47 households and seven firms that still lives there. All of the others had moved away by last September.





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