House is an island

“Developers have turned a house into an island in China after the owner refused to move out… The villa now stands alone in a 30ft deep man-made pit in Chongqing city, reports Jinbao Daily.

“The Chongqing Zhengsheng Real Estate Company wants to turn the area into a £40m ‘Broadway’ square, including apartments and a shopping mall… But the owner of the villa says he won’t move out unless the company pays his price – the equivalent of £1.3 million.”

Source:, via Boing Boing.