We shall not be moved! Road built around home of families who refuse to budge

Simon Garner
The house sits in the middle of the road as cars pass by

An isolated house sits in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling city, China - because the owners refuse to move out.

The five-storey house is home to two families.

It is believed they would not budge because they were unhappy over level of compensation offered by the local government.

So, while the surrounding homes were knocked down so that the road could be built, this one remains.

[Gallery - We're staying put: The homeowners who refused to move]

People who refuse to relocate when new development are built are known in China as 'Nail Householders' - referring to a stubborn nail that is not easy to remove from a piece of old wood.