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The famous "nail house" was demolished over the weekend to complete the newly built road (Rex)

Chinese "nail house" demolished

1 January 1970

Bulldozers have destroyed the home of Luo Baogen and his family, after his "nail house" in Wenling city, China, circulated became a worldwide sensation on the Web. The family had been given their marching orders in order to make way for a new road but the family refused - so the government just built the road around the house anyway. Luo Baogen has now accepted compensation and moved out over the weekend. Householders who refuse to move to make way for developers are known in China as owners of "nail houses" - so named because they stick up out of the landscape and are hard to remove.

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