6 Shocking Stories of Strange Houses that Stand in Defiance

It’s undeniable that neighborhoods will change with the times. Neighborhoods are developed and redeveloped, whether they’re modernized with tall-rise condos and quaint boutiques or huge skyscrapers.

But what happens when someone in the neighborhood refuses to be a part of the progress? Stubborn neighbors refuse to let their homes be changed or demolished while the neighbor changes around them.

These leftover houses end up sticking out like a sore thumb. In China they’re called “nail houses” because they stick out like a single nail on a board even when the rest are hammed down. Take a look at the craziest houses that have become anomalies in their own neighborhood!

  • 張雅靜


  • Cruella de Vil


  • Perry

    WOW i wanna read this again

  • Louisette Sorensen


  • disqus_E2fPlt5wjY

    Very interesting.

    • Amy Mendoza


  • Amy Mendoza

    I enjoyed reading this article

  • Shawn Flynn

    Pretty interesting read

  • Gami


  • disqus_E2fPlt5wjY

    Good article

  • disqus_E2fPlt5wjY

    If developer wants to tear down my house, I would deal a good price first.

    • Amy Mendoza

      That’s exactly what I would do.

    • Norma Vélez

      Good and interesting stories. I especially like their strong will to confront these companies.

  • b0751


  • Chris Milmine

    No thanks

  • Wan Hsiu Shih

    Hard to answer

  • Adam Sun


  • Manuel

    It would be awfully terrible is someone wanted to tare your house down

  • 陳瑾蓉

    I’ll try my best to fight my rights.

  • Senorina Gutierrez

    Very good article thank you

  • Senorina Gutierrez


  • 張雅靜

    Good places in here

  • Senorina Gutierrez

    Where are my diamonds

    • Joanne Eaton

      I am wondering the same.

  • Amy Mendoza

    I would go ahead and sell my property because I prefer a traditional neighborhood.

  • Joanne Eaton

    Interesting read. I enjoy articles about history!

  • Jasmiinnia

    Good articles!

  • Denise Komperda

    Money talks…

  • Danielle Brown

    If the money was right, we could tak!

  • Royal M. Mb

    Interesting reading.

  • Corinne Tordjeman


  • John

    Cool article

  • Donna Michelle Duffy

    Never let anyone trample all over you.

  • Anna Korte

    I’d try to get as good a price as possible.

  • Nirvana Gacha

    If that ever happened i would let them do it but before they would have done it I would sell the house and when people pay for it OS the other person can have the problem 😉

  • Maelle

    Superbe maisons, je comprends que sentimentalement les personnes ne veulent pas partir. C’est leur choix.

  • Ollie


  • Carmen Gonzalez Romero

    I would deal the price too

  • Holly Hendo

    Wow cool read

  • Jules Woodward

    I shared this but didn’t receive my reward from Tapjoy!

  • Sheryl Gardner


  • Sheryl Gardner

    I would be very upset because I live in the country where wild life abound .

  • Hjjy


  • Tisha Chapman Ayers

    Interesting article but the situation depends on a couple of factors

  • Amy Davis

    If the price was right anything can be for sale.

  • QS

    This is a great read. Corporations always think that they can get their way against ordinary people because they have financial resources to fight with. These stories, however, reminds us that anything worth having is worth fighting for.

  • Rosita

    Will not let them

  • April Shearer

    I would most definitely kick ass before letting developers have my house!

  • Karina


  • catalina berdugo

    Glad they did it

  • Kris Whitten

    Such an interesting article! I wouldn’t give in either.

  • Connie Ruff

    Crazy but interesting read.

  • Patrick Ennis


  • Rita Jean Gallatin

    Read it for the diamonds on my game but it just keeps starting over no reward

  • Isabel


  • Diane Chemaly

    I think I would do the same. If I paid for my property no one had the right to force me out without paying what I want for it.

  • Candy CravishCa

    It would depend on what they were building,I wouldn’t want to be stuck in the middle of a lot of noise,so money would be a big part of deciding too.

  • Lulopohugf


  • Virginia Graham

    Interesting article, made you think if you what you would do if asked to sell.

  • Tim Gore


  • Antony

    Es un articulo muy bueno me gusto leerlo y si me quisieran derivar la casa haría todo lo necesario por que no la turen

  • brownsuger

    Depending on the price I would probably sell

  • Cl

    Yes, I’ll do

  • Cl

    Yes love haría

  • Darlene Simmons

    I would sell for a nice price. I will first let them know I’m no dummies and can’t be taken advantage of

  • I want diamonds

    Interesting stories

  • Shelby Allen


  • Christine

    I think I would like to keep my home. Home is home, there is not enough money in the world that would make me part with something I love.

  • Inez McLean Nero

    I would allow them to do it at a reasonable price.

  • Vania sachez

    A like al the things here bit a don’t like the plise