Home is where the heart is. You have a unique attachment to your home, and sometimes money simply can’t replace it. These people would not give up their homes no matter how much they were offered, resulting in some strange architecture. Here are 30 times people refused to sell their homes.
Edith Masefield turned down more than a million dollars to keep her home. Instead, she became the inspiration for the movie “Up”.
Mary cook kept her home, even when it meant being squashed between two humongous buildings.
Vera Coking thwarted Bob Guccione’s casino plans by keeping her home.
Next, she turned down Donald Trump.
This man in Melbourne, Australia could not part with his house.
One duplex resident sold the place, and one kept it. So they cut it right down the middle!
This townhouse survived the rise of the apartments.
This house represented resistance against developers after homeowners forced the Chinese government to build their road around it.
Randal Acker kept his home as Portland State University built a residence hall around it.
Three families fought to keep their space, so the authorities of Guangzhou had to wrap the road around it.
Austin Spriggs turned down three million dollars to keep his Washington D. C. home.
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Salah Oudjani will not part with the French coffee shop he has worked at for 46 years.
This home was converted into a church after it defied making way for an apartment building.
This resident refused to sell to the luxury villas in Suzhou.
These homeowners in Washington D. C. would not be displaced.
Construction workers didn’t let this house stop them from building a bridge.
These homes are now souvenir shops, but the owners wouldn’t let the hotel buy them out.
This Chinese family defended their ancient relatives’ graves.
This family of farmers refused to give up their land for highway construction.
These contractors played dirty until they finally got Mrs. Wu Ping’s home.
This apartment is being built around a holdout saloon.
This family in Shanghai would not be forced out for any price.
The Speigelhalter family kept their shop as Wickham’s department store bought out all the others.
When two building owners would not sell, Rockefeller Plaza had to be moved.
Contractors dug a mote to force this family in Kunming, China, out of their home.
This homeowner in Nanning, China, would not be bought out for demolition.
A group of homeowners in Shanghai will not give way to the condos.
Zheng Meiju lives in her partially demolished home, although the water and electricity have been cut.
This family is keeping their farm, although the Narita airport has build the runway right next to them.
Macy’s could not buy this corner, even though they offered a million dollars.
These stubborn homeowners prove that a home cannot be bought. They were willing to do anything to keep the place where their memories were. Their daring refusals prove how powerful individuals can be, even against big companies.
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