owner / developer standoff.

Looking for a nice hill-top home? How about this one that stands alone in the middle of a 30 foot deep pit in Chongqing City China? The owner wants the equivalent of just under 3 million dollars CAD$ or he’ll ‘stay until the end of the world’.

The developer is using the time-tested ‘dig a giant hole around your house’ bargaining technique to encourage the owner to accept a lower price.

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exvancouverite
exvancouverite
13 years ago

"Actually, I feel sorry for the guy."Gee, do ya think?It's not like there's any kind of obsessive/compulsive disorder going on, or anything weird like that. It's called property rights.Kind of sad, in a way.

vineland
vineland
13 years ago

Actually, I feel sorry for the guy.

Pondering
Pondering
13 years ago

That is hilarious!Nice find.

the pope
the pope
13 years ago

betamax: Here's another <a HREF="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=san+jose,+ca&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=19&ll=37.331106,-121.898715&spn=0.001154,0.002503&t=k&om=1&quot; REL="nofollow">house isolated in a parking lot in san jose, Ca.I also remember hearing about a feud in San Franscisco where the guy who owned the land around the guy who wouldn't sell built a 50 foot high concrete grudge wall around three sides of the isolated property eclosing it in a dark chimney.

betamax
betamax
13 years ago

LOL. Reminds me of years ago, in Texas, I visited a large shopping mall and, right in the middle of the asphalt parking lot was someone's house with a little lawn and white picket fence around it. I guess sometimes they just refuse to sell.

Warren
Warren
13 years ago

Any idea what the developer is offering? It would be classic if they were 3% away from each other.

Paul
Paul
13 years ago

LOL!

Swirlyman
Swirlyman
13 years ago

According to the latest census results, most folks ARE moving to suburbia.

djmk
djmk
13 years ago

i bet bob rennie could of talk him into selling that land and then sold it back to him with granite counter tops and a yale town lifestyle.remember: be bold or move to suberbia