A Chinese man has spent six years building his dream mountaintop villa – on top of a Beijing apartment block.
Eccentric Professor Zhang Lin shifted tons of rubble and rock onto the roof of the building to construct the outrageous home which looks like it has been carved from a mountainside. The property even has a rocky mountain garden, complete with rubble and shrubbery.
His neighbours are less than impressed with the project and fear the building is about to collapse. The rooftop home, which never received planning approval, has caused cracks to appear in his neighbours’ ceilings and walls while some have had to put up with leaks from broken pipes and drains.
One resident said their apartment is constantly flooded while another described the academic as a ‘menace’.’He is a menace as a neighbour and he didn’t get any permission to build this monstrosity,’ said another.
The artificial landscape covers the entire 1000-square-metre roof of the tower, but local urban management officials have told the owner the structure is illegal and issued him with an ultimatum to prove it was built with proper government permission or dismantle it within 15 days.