We all love an underdog don't we? Someone who won't be bullied, who will stand up for themselves and their rights in the face of all powerful corporations and governments, they give us all hope that we little guys do have the power after all.


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Often referred to as 'nail houses' or 'holdouts', cases such as these have become high profile media sensations, particularly in China where the brave homeowners receive widespread support against the perceived bullying of the powers that be. Anyone who has seen the movie 'Up,' or Australian classic 'The Castle' will identify with this!

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#4 An Owner That Refused To Sell His House In Melbourne, Australia

An Owner That Refused To Sell His House In Melbourne, Australia

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Aniket Trivedi 4 weeks ago

Its very saddening that a lot of beautiful neighborhoods are being distroyed to make enormous claustrophobic buildings.

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#5 One Resident Of A Toronto Duplex Refused To Sell, So They Cut It In Half

One Resident Of A Toronto Duplex Refused To Sell, So They Cut It In Half

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Luke Wright 4 weeks ago

This is on St. Patrick Street in downtown Toronto. Its not "new" exactly, back in 1950 they split this house, the apartment complex now stands on what would have been the other half of the duplex.

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#9 In Guangzhou, The Authorities Have Had To Build A Ring Road Around This Block Of Flats Because Three Families Would Not Budge

In Guangzhou, The Authorities Have Had To Build A Ring Road Around This Block Of Flats Because Three Families Would Not Budge

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Lana Zhao 4 weeks ago

These are termed in China as "nail houses", as in stubbon nails. Quite often the people in nail houses are not compensated or undercompensated for the loss of their homes and have nowhere else to go. Be stubbon or lose house, so therefore lose job and starve on the streets.

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