China Highway house bulldozed: ‘Nail House’ in the Middle of the Road Demolished (Video)

By on Dec 2, 2012 in Asia, Weird, World Comments

A highway house was bulldozed in China, also known as the “nail house” because it was like a stubborn nail that was hard to remove, on Saturday, December 1, 2012, according to a BBC news report.

China highway house
China house in the middle of a highway demolished
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It took more than a year before the five-story house of Luo Baogen was removed from the center of a new road in the eastern Zhejiang province of China. The road links the city to a new railway station.

Demolition was delayed as Luo refused to leave the house, unless he receives the compensation he wants. He was the only one, out of 459 household owners, who rejected a relocation plan.

The 67-year-old duck farmer explained that his newly built home is worth more than $95,000. Officials initially offered $35,000 but Luo declined.

House in the Middle of Highway
China House In The Middle Of Highway
Credit: China Daily / CFP

On Saturday, the offer was raised to $41,000, which Luo readily accepted as bulldozers started to closed-in on his house.

A report by Xinhua news agency said that Luo and his family transferred to a relocation area on Saturday.

In a statement, Luo explained that “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.”

China highway house, known as the nail house, has been demolished.
Video Credit: itnnews/YouTube

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