Nail Houses

China’s nail houses: the homeowners who refuse to make way – in pictures

A dingzihu – or ‘nail house’ – is a home where the owner refuses to accept compensation from a property developer for its demolition. Here are some of the most striking

   November 2012: Perhaps the most famous nail house - left in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling, Zhejiang province. An elderly couple refused to sign an agreement to allow their house to be demolished.   April 2013: Two nail houses left isolated on a construction site in Yichang, a city in central China's Hubei provinceA nail house at a crossroads in Pinghe in China's south-eastern Fujian province