Gallery: Nail House: China Builds a Road Around a Single Home That Stoo...

 
Inhabited by the residents who stand up to the developpers, such homes are dubbed 'nail houses' as their owners refuse to be "hammered down".

This single house is all that’s left of a neighborhood in Zhejiang Province, China that was demolished to make room for new urban development. The house, a dwelling owned by redevelopment resister Luo Baogen and his wife, has been completely encircled by a new street that leads to a railway station near the city of Wenling. Households such as this one that stand up to developers are dubbed “nail houses”, as their owners refuse to be “hammered down”.

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