6 Shocking Stories of Strange Houses that Stand in Defiance

The Parking Garage House in Seattle, Washington

When a parking garage was going in next to her home, Edith Macefield refused to give in. Now it looks like a tiny house nestled in a concrete wasteland.

Born in 1921, Macefield was raised in Oregon. As a teenager she joined the war effort early and spent her years during World War II caring for orphaned children in England. By the time she hit her golden years she was living in Seattle. When gentrification came to her neighborhood a major development project sought to kick her out.