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35 Rounds Of Stubborn Homeowners Vs. Developers

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It’s truly inspiring when we see someone seemingly small and insignificant not allowing anyone to bully them. Instead, they choose to fight for their rights, no matter how rich and powerful the opposition is. It gives everyone hope that bravery and determination do pay off. No guts, no glory, right?

What better example for standing up for yourself than doing everything you can to keep your most prized possession: your home. Let’s take a look at this list, compiled by Bored Panda, of 35 stubborn homeowners who didn’t allow big corporations to intimidate them into selling their properties.

1. Not even 1 million dollars could make Edith Macefield sell her home!

Her house later became the inspiration for the animated movie Up.

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2. All the neighboring houses were demolished, but Mary Cook didn’t sell her picturesque little house!

Now, lodged between two giant skyscrapers, it looks like something straight out of a children’s book!

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Source: wirednewyork.com

3. Bob Guccione had to start building his casino around Vera Coking’s house, as she refused to sell it to him

Construction stopped when he ran out of money, and the framework was eventually torn down. Then, Donald Trump wanted to buy the little house, but Vera said ‘no’ once again!

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Source: Library of Congress , Press of Atlantic City

4. An Australian refused to sell his Melbourne home

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Source: EddieAteDynamite

5. A duplex in Toronto got cut in half after one resident didn’t want to sell

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Source: The Huffington Post

6. China had to swerve the highway around this house

The stubborn owners eventually did move away, but not before the house became a symbol of resistance against developers.

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Source: news.nationalpost.com

7. A slender Gothic-inspired townhouse, sitting in the middle of huge pre-war buildings

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Source: Ephemeral New York

8. In the Chinese city of Guangzhou, a ring road was built because three families wouldn’t leave their flats in the center building

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Source: chinadaily

9. The Portland State University Residence Hall in Oregon had to be built around this small house when its owner, Randal Acker refused to sell

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Source: ackerlaw.com , commons.wikimedia.org

10. Austin Spriggs refused to sell his house in Washington D.C. for $3 million

Good choice, as later he managed to get $4 million.

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Source: thecityfix , zusin

11. Salah Oudjani won’t sell the coffee house he’s worked in for 46 years

It’s the only building still standing in what once was the neighborhood of Roubaix, in northern France.

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12. This Queen Anne house was the reason why there isn’t an apartment building on that spot

Now it’s a church.

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Source: ephemeralnewyork

13. You don’t have to be homeless to live under a bridge

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Source: Dom Dada

14. These holdouts in New York forced developers to change their plans

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Source: Forgotten New York

15. Only one resident holds his own against the building of luxury villas in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China

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Source: HAP / Quirky China News / REX

16. The government didn’t reach an agreement with these farmers, and now they’re stuck between three highways

Hundreds of others homeowners were successfully relocated.

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Source: news.sina.com

17. This earth column stood for months after the relatives of a person buried there refused to move the remains

In the end, they did accept compensation.

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Source: AFP

18. The owners of these houses asked for too much money, so the hotel was built around them

They’ve since been converted into souvenir shops.

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Source: Roeland Koning

19. Out of 241 proprietors, Wu Ping was the only one who wouldn’t budge

She persisted for almost three years before accepting quite a handsome compensation in 2007.

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Source: venture160

20. The Spiegelhalter family refused to sell their shop to the expanding Wickhams department store in London’s East End

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Source: Reading Tom

21. The owners of this saloon refused to sell it to an apartment company

Eventually, the developers had to build around it.

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Source: AllCarsEatGas

22. A nail house in Shanghai, China, is blocking traffic

In China, a nail house is one whose owner refuses to sell to make way for new construction.

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23. Contractors built a moat around this apartment building to force the last tenant to move

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24. Another nail house in the middle of a road in Nanning, China

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Source: China Stringer Network / Reuters

25. In Guangfuli, Shanghai, the residents of an entire neighborhood agreed not to sell their homes

The ‘nail neighborhood’ is now surrounded by high-end condominium buildings.

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Source: Aly Song / Reuters

26. The entire Rockefeller Plaza complex was moved, because the owners of these two buildings refused to sell

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Source: ScoutingNY

27. Zheng Meiju and her partially demolished nail house in Rui’an, Zhejiang Province, July 2013

At the time when the photo was taken she had been living there for almost a year, even though her water and electricity had been cut.

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Source: China Stringer Network / Reuters

28. The owner of this house located in front of a shopping mall won’t move: Hunan Province, China

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Source: Stringer Shanghai / Reuters

29. Farmers in Japan refuse to sell their farmland in the middle of an airport, and the runway is only half usable as a result

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Source: Google Maps

30. Chinese developers diverted a river to bypass stubborn householders who refuse to move from their 900-year-old village

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Source: Imaginechina/ Rex Features

31. Macy’s had to build around the ‘Million Dollar Corner’, and then hid it with a billboard

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Source: wiki

32. A nail house sitting high up above ground level after the developers dug out the land around it

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Source: China Stringer Network / Reuters

33. The last house of a neighbourhood which was converted into a Shanghai World Expo 2010 parking lot

A few days after the photo was taken, the house was demolished, and the owner moved into a workers’ dormitory.

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Source: Lucas Schifres / Getty

34. Taiyuan, Shanxi Province Of China: owners of nail houses refuse to relocate

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Source: VCG

35. A Chinese motorway cut in half after the owner refuses to sell his house

Apparently, he’s been considering whether to move or not for years…

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Source: CEN
From: boredpanda

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