In Taiwan, rooftop additions are not at all uncommon; however, recently residents of Taichung were completely shocked when they discovered someone had manged to build an actual wooden cabin, cleverly hidden beneath a metal roof, on the top of a commercial building in the middle of the city.
Taiwanese media describes the house as a European-style cabin and it is apparently equipped with an air conditioning unit and a clothes line.
Incredibly, the building’s landlord says that her father built the cabin some 20 years ago and that she never rents it out. It only sees occasional use by family members during holiday.
Residents have expressed concern about the structure’s safety. Taichung’s city government has responded that it will need to first review the owner’s license in order to determine the legality of the cabin.
While having a vacation cabin on your roof is pretty sweet, admittedly it pales in comparison to the mountaintop villa constructed by one professor/evil genius atop his Beijing apartment building in 2013. When authorities found out about the diabolical addition they ordered it torn down. We’ll see what government regulation and fate has in store for this rooftop residence.
Watch the news report here:
By Stanley Yu
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