Many people worry about becoming lonely with old age, but a group of 7 girlfriends in Guangzhou, China made a pact to live out their last days together. They decided to pull together 4 million yuan ($580,000) to turn an old 700-square-meter house into their dream retirement home.
Set in the green hills of suburban Guangzhou, their three-story communal home has ample room for group gatherings on the ground floor, while upstairs has private rooms. The modern home even features a tranquil glass tea room at the front that overlooks the local rice paddy fields.
Good friends can often feel like family, which is definitely the case for these women—after 20 years of friendship they have an unbreakable sisterly bond. But with sisters often comes bickering, which is why these 7 friends have already decided to each take up a separate skill to avoid arguments. From cooking to growing vegetables, each woman has a unique role within their shared home.
Check out how these friends live together in the video below (you can select English subtitles).