For those who don’t know, Edith Macefield was basically a real estate holdout who received worldwide attention in 2006 when she turned down an offer of $1-million to sell her house to make way for a commercial development in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Instead, the five-story project was built surrounding her 108-year-old farmhouse, where she died at age 86 in 2008. After her passing, Macefield willed her house to the new building’s construction superintendent, Barry Martin, in gratitude for his friendship and caretaker role. Continue reading for more examples of homeowners who refused to move. Click here for a few bonus images.