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





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


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.


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.


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.


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,’


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.


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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