7 Women Built Their Dream Retirement Home to Live Their Last Days Together

Dream Retirement Home with Friends

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).

This group of girlfriends decided to live together until they die.

Dream Retirement Home with Friends

They pulled together 4 million yuan ($580,000) to turn an old 700-square-meter house into their dream retirement home.

h/t: [Shanghaiist, Neatorama]

All images via 一条 / One.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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