There are also plenty of nail houses that exist outside of China. In the early 1900s, the houses in Mary Cook's Manhattan neighborhood were being torn down to make way for bigger buildings, but Cook refused offers to sell her home. The home has since been converted into apartments, but the structure is still standing.
Portland, Oregon lawyer Randal Acker resided in this 1894 home, which also served as his law office. In 2012, Portland State University was slated to build a new residence hall at the site, but Acker didn't sell. So they reached a deal, and Acker's home and the residence hall are side by side.