This is what it looks like when a pair of homeowners decides to literally not budge on a relocation dispute with the government.
Luo Baogen, 67, and his 65-year-old wife have been refusing to leave their home in China’s Zhejiang province since 2008, when the government began relocating families to make way for a road, the China Daily reports. The couple rejected the government compensation for their apartment, saying it wouldn’t cover the cost of rebuilding somewhere else.
But the government decided to move ahead with the four-lane highway anyway, surrounding the five-storey apartment building with asphalt.
According to the National Post, the phenomenon is common enough to have earned its own moniker: The highway island structures are known as nail houses.
For more images and information, read the National Post article here.