Residents at a Chinese housing complex who looked forward to living in a verdant “vertical forest” found themselves in a veritable hell – with mosquitoes swarming their eco-paradise, according to a report.
The experimental green project at Chengdu’s Qiyi City Forest Garden attracted buyers for all 826 apartments, but it also attracted the pesky insects that gave the towers a post-apocalyptic facade, Agence France-Presse reported.
As a result, only a handful of families have moved in amid the infestation in the complex, which was built in 2018 with every private balcony designed to provide space for plants to grow.
Plants have almost completely overrun some neglected balconies, with branches hanging over railings all over the towers.
But some brave people apparently decided to move in, as evidenced by several balconies that featured pruned plants and outdoor furniture, as well as lights turned on inside the apartments.
Only about 10 families have moved in so far, the state-run Global Times