Did you know that the Pixar movie Up is based on a real-life woman who refused to sell her house, despite a high price?
The 84-year-old Edith Macfield who lived in the Ballard neighborhood in Seattle was offered a million dollars to sell her home so that a big shopping mall can be built on the home’s location.
Woman Ignored a $1M Offer & Kept Living in Her Home until the Day She Died
She ignored the offer and continued living in her home while a shopping mall was being built around her.
Unfortunately, she passed away back in 2008 at the age of 87 from pancreatic cancer and left the property to one construction worker who helped her.
The man, Barry Martin, was the construction chief at the building nearby and he developed a friendship with her-even drove her to the hospital when she needed a ride.
His goal was to transform her home into a memorial for her; but he didn’t succeed.
The Home Probably Faced Demolition, but It Was Saved
The now vacant home, a symbol for the fight against corporations for many, had been saved from demolition and will stay intact-thanks to a non-profit organization.
The non-profit will save the house by moving it intact in a different occasion.
To this extent, a press conference was held at an iconic landmark where the public was informed about more details about the plan.
Even though the home won’t be carried away by colored balloons like in the animated movie, many people are relieved to know that this home will be preserved and always remind of this wonderful lady and her dedication.