New homeowners from a village outside of Hangzhou opened the doors to their brand-new villas early this week, and encountered a slight problem in the interior design. See if you can spot it:
Yup, apparently they are expected to limbo into their new homes after developers seriously fucked up.
According to NetEase, these massive cables carrying electricity were actually built prior to the villas, but still somehow after the zone had been approved for residential development. Out of a total of nine buildings, 6 of them don’t have 6-inch thick electric cables running through the middle.
Apparently, the villagers knew about the cables, but assumed they would surely be removed by the time they moved in. So they were understandably a bit shocked earlier this week when they arrived and found the questionable interior design still very much present.
It turns out that the local utility company is no particular hurry to remove the giant cables running through the living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens of the villas that some of the villagers say they spent nearly their entire life savings on. The company told homeowners they would have to apply to have them removed. Meanwhile, property developers quoted a fee of 20,000 RMB per unit.
No one has been willing to pay yet. According to People’s Daily, one of the unlucky homeowner’s 83-year-old father has already tripped and hurt himself while trying to navigate the wires. His hospital visit cost 3,000 yuan.
A second homeowner says that the villa is too dangerous for his family to use, while a third said that she might try to spruce the place up a bit.
On the bright side, at least their walls aren’t made of combustible plastic foam.
[Images via NetEase]