Money is not an issue for these stubborn homeowners who did not want to move! Later on, these buildings became an attraction!


Most of the time, landlords whose lands are happened to be located in the area of large-scale construction projects will be compensated with a huge sum of money. Often, they are willing to let go of their lands when they are paid with a high compensation. However, there are instances where land owners refuse to give up their land.

1. The home owner refused the exorbitant offer of $1 million to sell his house. The house also became the source of inspiration for the movie “Up”

2. A small house sandwiched between two high-rise buildings like a child between his parents

3. Surrounded by modern architecture, this retro little house looks particularly out of place

4. Sandwiched between two boring apartment building, this little Gothic building makes everyone falls in love with it

5. The government purposely paved the road around the house but eventually the owner moved out due to unbearable noise pollution. Later on, the building became a symbol to boycott developers

6. The property is surrounded by a four-lane ring road

7. This little house looks lovely when compared to the apartment building behind it

8. The developer was finally able to purchase the property for USD 4 million but as the construction was already under way and would cost more to rebuild, so it was turned into a bakery

9. In Northern France, an old man named Salah Oudjani refused to sell his 46-year-old cafe and his cafe is the only building left standing in the middle of the construction area

10. The church looks even more beautiful in the sea of apartments

11. It became the only house under the bridge. The only upside of it is they do not get wet when it rains

12. Imagine living literally just a few steps away from your office

13. A Jiangsu resident refused to sell his land to make way for the development of luxury villas. If you compare his little house to those identical villas, the small house looks adorable!

14. Initially the developer and the house owner could not come to an agreement to a price, so this small house has now become a souvenir shop

15. This house owner did not want to sell her house and remained persistent for a long time. She gave up later on as she was unable to buy food. The house was sold for a considerable sum of compensation

Sometimes, we cannot completely blame one party as we have to look from both of the landlord and the company’s perspectives. We can only hope that both parties can reach two-way agreement so that both parties could obtain a win-win situation in the future!

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