November 23, 2012 at 11:50 pm #14835RadarModerator
A couple’s home in eastern China has been turned into a roundabout after a road was built around it, when they refused to move out.,
Luo Baogen and his wife are the only residents left in a neighbourhood of once-connected homes that was demolished to make way for a major road.
The thoroughfare leads to a newly built railway station on the outskirts of the city of Wenling in Zhejiang province.
Mr Baogen said the house cost 600,000 Yuan (around £60,000) to build, but the authorities have offered substantially less to relocate him.
Video clip and source here:November 24, 2012 at 7:39 am #64776ChampsParticipant
Haha saw this the other day, fair play to them standing up for what they believe in but won’t it get a bit noisy? And if they aren’t getting the asking price now, how are they going to sell it?November 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm #64777RadarModerator
Haha saw this the other day, fair play to them standing up for what they believe in but won’t it get a bit noisy? And if they aren’t getting the asking price now, how are they going to sell it?
It is detached, It has easy access to major transport links, a distinctive location no overloking neighbours, ample parking and is in an economically rising area!!November 25, 2012 at 10:04 pm #64778HippoDronesParticipant
you should be an estate agent Radar! lolDecember 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm #64779ses310Moderator
A five-storey home marooned in the middle of a new road in China for more than a year because its owner refused to leave has finally been demolished.
The road, in China’s’s eastern Zhejiang province, was built around the house because duck farmer Luo Baogen was holding out for more compensation.
Mr Luo, 67, said he had just finished the home at a cost of $95,000 and had been offered only $35,000 to move.
Officials say he finally accepted $41,000, and the bulldozers moved in.
The home had earned the nickname “nail house” because, like a stubborn nail, it was difficult to move.
China’s official Xinhua news agency said Mr Luo and his wife had accepted the new compensation offer and had moved to a relocation area with the help of relatives on Saturday morning.
Luo Baogen speaks, before he accepted a deal to move out
The agency described the situation as “bizarre” and having “achieved notoriety” because of images posted online.
It quoted Mr Luo as saying: “It was never a final solution for us to live in a lone house in the middle of the road. After the government’s explanations, I finally decided to move.”
Xiayangzhang village chief Chen Xuecai told the Associated Press news agency Mr Luo had grown tired of the media attention, saying the home owner “had received dozens of people from the media every day”.
The road is a key infrastructure project – linking the city to a new railway station on the outskirts.
Mr Luo was the only owner of 459 households to reject the relocation plans.
The case has highlighted what is a major cause of unrest in China, as huge infrastructure and real estate developments spark hundreds of thousands of relocations.
Many people come under extreme pressure to leave, although Mr Luo has said this has not been his experience.December 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm #64780imperialdataKeymaster
Mr Luo must now be on vacation as neighbours and family report that they haven’t seen him for quite a while….December 5, 2012 at 1:49 pm #64781ScouserParticipant
A Chinese takeaway :December 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm #64782imperialdataKeymaster
A Chinese takeaway :
Wahey, he’s here all week folks!
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