Upon the Risk They Refused Leaving their Homes


Selling a home is a tough decision there are many who are emotionally attached to their home and others do not get sufficient money in return for the same here are some of the stubborn owners who did not sell their home for different reasons 

Number 10 Austin Springs

 In downtown Washington during the height of the real-estate boom Austin Springs owned a townhouse where developers were beginning to build condos and offices developers paraded in and out of his office offering sprigs millions for the building that had housed his small architecture firm since 1980 each time sprigs told them no and held out for more money then as offers dried up he vowed to turn the place into a pizzeria that would feed newcomers to this once forgotten strip along Massachusetts Avenue east of the Washington Convention Center at a time when mountains of cash were being made in real estate sprigs as resistance became the talk of Washington and beyond four years later the block long crater that surrounded sprigs his building was occupied by glass steel and brick towers the pizzeria never opened after his bank threatened foreclosure sprigs put the property up for sale for 1.5 million nearly half of what one developer had once hoped to pay him he eventually sold the house in 2011 for $750,000 

Number 9 Yang 

At first glance this house looks like it might have been in the middle of a massive explosion yet is somehow still standing but the three-story building in yishay who Bay province is in the middle of a construction site of a high-tech industrial park and has fallen victim to China's rapid Urban Development the lone house surrounded by piles of dirt left by the ongoing construction belongs to a man with the surname yang who has refused to move during a two-year battle with the local government in 2012 mr. yang was unable to agree on a relocation compensation amount with the authorities and the developer subsequently cut off his water and electricity both mr. Yang and his family left the home briefly to move into rented accommodations while his daughter-in-law gave birth due to economic reasons they have since moved back they are forced to collect water from a river more than a kilometer away for light they resort to using candles and lamps ..

Number 8 Chinese motorway is cut in half 

A new motorway in China has been cut in two after a homeowner refused to sell their home to the developers the owner who remains unidentified lives in the Luo toooo neighborhood of Shen hai district in Ningbo east China's jae-young province drivers using the motorway now have to drive around the nail house while its owner comes to a decision 

Number 7 Masefield mall built around a home

 In the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle there's a huge shopping mall with a strange hole in the center of the building inside that gap sits a tiny house with an amazing story that some say inspired Pixar's up at 84 years old Masefield saw the quirky quiet neighborhood of Ballard becoming more and more gentrified old houses were being replaced with boutique shops and diners replaced with condos when developers came knocking on her little two-story homes door with plans to bulldoze it and the surroundings and build a shopping mall she refused to sell even after they offered her a million dollars the developers had no choice but to build around her and as they did she formed an unlikely friendship with a contractor's chief Barry Martin he found himself looking after Edith picking up her medications groceries and even bonding with the stubborn woman when Edith passed away at 87 she had willed her home to Barry

 Number 6 Luo BaoJian

Luo BaoJian building stands in the middle of a newly built road after an elderly couple refused to locate Luo Bao Jian and his wife insisted on living in the half demolished building in the city of wind link in the ji-yong Province China because they believed that the relocation compensation offered by the government was not enough now the only building left standing the five-story block is a strange sight as cars drive around it while the couple remain living inside to ensure the couple safety adjacent rooms in the building have been left intact but all their neighbors have moved out according to local media.

 Number 5 Niu Chuangen and Zhang Zhongyun

 in 2012 Niu Chuangen and Zhang Zhongyun dared to stand in the way of a local property developer in Joshua in the Shandong province as a result the resolute couple both in their 60s have been left stranded on their tiny spot of land while all around them the ground has been dug up and skyscrapers erected the distraught pair were regularly threatened by gangsters and have to fend for themselves over a number of attempts to illegally demolish their ramshackle home their utilities were cut off in 2009 when a local developer started the construction of dozens of high-rise residential buildings in the area..

Number 4 nail house with a 360-degree row 

if you can't build through it build around it city planners seem to have taken this advice quite literally motorway builders and circled the homes of three Chinese families with a four-lane fly over after they refused to make way for the bulldozers demolition teams and Gwangju had planned to destroy the homes in order to connect the city's road network to a recently opened tunnel under the Pearl River but since the owners refused to sell they had to make construction adjustments some internet users joked that authorities had given the holdouts homes with a 360 degree road view.

 Number 3. million dollar corner for decades

 it's been hidden behind billboards were wrapped in a giant faux shopping bag many shoppers never even notice it but old photos reveal a five-story building sticking out like a sore thumb in front of the world's most iconic department store although Macy's leases ad space on it the five-story building has never been owned by the store and is one of the most famous holdouts in New York real estate history it all started around 1900 when Macy's then located on West 14th Street the picking up land in Herald Square for its huge shopping mecca Macy's had a verbal agreement to buy a plot at the corner of 34th and Broadway but an agent scored the plot instead the five story building on that corner had been purchased by Robert H Smith for $375,000 an incredible sum at the time the idea had been to obstruct Macy's from becoming the largest store in the world it is largely supposed that Smith who was a neighbor of the Macy's store on 14th Street was acting on behalf of Siegel Cooper which had built what they thought was the world's largest store on 6th Avenue in 1896..

 Number 2 Chinese highway built around a farm drivers on a highway

 Built in 2014 found themselves on a road to nowhere when they hit an entire farm blocking the route most of the residents accepted pay packages to move out and allow for construction on a dong Jean China Road but farmer yeh 1072 and his wife Shen 71 felt they were not offered enough so they stayed put not willing to miss the completion deadline the local council simply built either side of it now mr. tans barn and yard home to a goat and a few chickens straddles the highway in east China's Shandong Province completely blocking any cars from getting past small vehicles can make their way around on a narrow dirt track to the side trucks however will have to turn back and take a detour motorists have blasted the construction workers for failing to notify anyone about the obstacle which does not show up on GPS..


Number 1 . farm in the middle of a Japanese airport at Narita 

Airport in Japan farmers refuse to part with their land which happens to be situated in the middle of the airport more astonishingly they are in very close proximity to the runway and don't mind experiencing the tremor each time a flight takes off or lands since the airport's opening around 90 planes a day fly over their district often at an altitude as low as 40 meters as they take off or approach for landing the noise often exceeds 100 decibels a level equivalent to what one here under an elevated railway it all started when some of the residents of Narita were angry that the Japanese government tried to use eminent domain to uproot them from their homes and farms as a result they fought hard legal battles that allowed them to keep their homes the government eventually took enough land to build Narita Airport but with just one runway not the three originally planned despite the years of bitter resistance the facility opened in 1978 two months after a last-ditch protest in which masked and helmeted leftists took over the almost finished control tower and smashed its equipment it was the longest and deadliest conflict of the country's post-world War two history lasting 39 years and claiming the lives of 13 people the final act in the conflict was played out in July 2005 when the Airport Authority announced that it had given up trying to persuade seven farmers holding small plots blocking the southern expansion to sell their land...

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