In China, A House in the Middle of the Road

House in the middle of the road

This bizarre house in the middle of a road in Wenling, China is the product of a standoff between an elderly couple and the Chinese government. The government relocated some 500 families in the village to make way for a new road, but Luo Baogen (67) and his wife (65) refused to move, because they felt the compensation (roughly $41,000 USD) would not pay for a replacement home. The government built the road anyway, surrounding the house with asphalt. The standoff has been going on for four years.

House in the middle of the road

House in the middle of the road

via The Atlantic

photos by Jin Yunguo/China Daily

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