Make me your Homepage
left corner left corner
China Daily Website

Rooftop rental houses new rage

Updated: 2013-09-12 15:19
( chinadaily.com.cn)
Rooftop rental houses new rage

Five rows of makeshift houses sit on the rooftop of a three-storied building in Weifang, East China's Shandong province, Sept 12. The 40 shanty houses, about 10 to 15 square meters in size each, have been for rental use over the past decade, according to a tenant. Whether the houses are illegal is yet determined, according to the Qilu Evening News.

A spate of illegal rooftop buildings have popped up in media reports in the past few months, after the most notorious one – a complex of a villa, rocks and trees atop a high-rise apartment building in Beijing- was exposed and ordered demolition in early August. [Photo/CFP]

Rooftop rental houses new rage

A bed and a desk make up pretty much of the humbled living condition of a makeshift house built on the rooftop of a three-storied building in Weifang, East China's Shandong province, Sept 12. The monthly rent is around 100 yuan ($16) or so, according to the tenant. [Photo/CFP]

Related reading:

Rooftop buildings face awkward home truths

Illegal rooftop structure reported in Shenzhen

Demolition work starts on rooftop villa structure

Demolition begins on lavish Beijing rooftop addition

Owner starts to demolish his rooftop villa

Apartment owner told to dismantle roof-top oasis

Previous Page 1 2 Next Page

8.03K
...
...
...