AN elderly Chinese couple from the country's Zhejiang province refused to sell their land to the government in order for a new motorway to be constructed - so the government simply built the motorway around their home.
The couple say that compensation offered is not enough to cover rebuilding costs, according to local media.
It is reported that the couple were offered in the region of €10,000 for their home, and despite initially accepting the offer, they later returned the money.
Their house is the only building left standing on a road which is paved through their village.
Despite the couple living in one apartment in the five story building, authorities left the entire structure intact for safety reasons.
Property laws in the communist country have recently been changed making it illegal to demolish a property without agreement.