The owner of a tiny house in the Chinese city of Guangzhou has become an internet sensation after she refused to sell her tiny 40-square-meter (430-square-foot) house to the Chinese government for 10 years, to the government decided to build a highway bridge around the house.
The new view of the tiny house is.. well… two big walls of the newly opened Haizhuyong Bridge with a four-lane traffic link. The tiny house is now known as the “nail house” because the owner rejected compensation from the developer to demolish it.
As reported by MailOnline, the owner, known as Liang, said that she didn’t agree to move because the government did not offer her a replacement property in an ideal location. So, she was more than happy to deal with the consequences, and she doesn’t give a single damn about what other people think of her.
“You think this environment is poor, but I feel it’s quiet, liberating, pleasant and comfortable.” – she said, before the bridge was built.
Government officials report that the plot for demolition was earmarked back in 2010, and they finally set it up in 2020, but not entirely how they thought it would be. As reported, Ms. Liang is the only person out of the 47 households and 7 companies that did not agree to take the compensation, even though she was offered many flats, as well as cash compensation schemes. The authorities report that they will keep communicating with Ms. Liang, and the engineers have studied the relevant safety issues before constructing the bridge in order to make sure that it’s fine for her to continue living there.