An Elderly man has been left to look after this abandoned luxury community in China
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An Elderly man has been left to look after this abandoned luxury community in China

An elderly man in China has been taking care of these luxury villas even though they remain unfinished and completely empty.

When construction started in 2009, Gao began taking care of the complex of villas in the Anhui province in eastern China, but 2 years ago the community was abandoned, and Gao quickly found himself surrounded by nothing other than an overgrowth of plants and weeds, and 70 unfinished villas.

Gao is now this communitys only resident. He receives ¥1,800 ($260) a month to continue looking after the site and the construction equipment there. While looking over the villas he has adopted a stray dog and started a garden in front his makeshift home, where he has been living since construction stopped.

As the Chinese government anticipated a huge number of people moving from the countryside to cities, a huge number of construction projects like these have appeared in hopes of housing this huge influx of people. Many of these projects are successful and quickly fill up, while others, like the one that Gao looks after, may never even see completion.

Check out Gaos ghost town below!

Source: Shanghaiist and South China Morning Post