Seven best friends have pooled together their resources in order
to buy a mansion that they plan to retire to in order to live together when
they get old.
It initially began as a joke, but then the group came across the massive house that was a bit of a fixer-upper out in the suburbs of Guangzhou, China, and that’s when they decided to make their joke a reality.
The group spent four million
yuan, which is about the equivalent of $580,240 to renovate the space. The
house now has huge floor-to-ceiling windows, swimming pool, and a spacious,
The three-story property
also has impressive outdoor gardens. The women, who all seven are tea-lovers,
have even tossed around the idea of creating their very own “tea pavilion” so
they can all sit outside and enjoy their cups of tea amid the stunning views
that surround the house. Sounds like a very lovely way to spend retirement.
Speaking to Yitiao one of the
women, Jin Du, commented, “At first it was just a joke. We said we
would get together when we were 60 and live retired life
The women are currently in
their 30s, and have been best friends since they met 20 years ago. They’re
hoping that once they’re of age to retire, and their children have grown up and
moved out, they’ll be able to enjoy growing old together in their beautifully
“We’ll cook, have
barbecues in the fields, sing and collect food from the village,” Jin Du
All seven of the women have
also made a pact to learn a “useful new skill” prior to moving in, like how to
grow vegetables or cook something from scratch.
Jin Du has said, “We’re
all independent individuals but we can communicate and rely on each other at
the same time.”
After a video of their new
retirement home was shared on the Yitiao YouTube
account, dozens of people have left comments saying that they want to do the
same with their friends.
“I am in,” one
Another person wrote,
“This is so nice, having a bunch of close friends and live together in a
beautiful place like this.”
While many others also complimented
the women on their “beautiful home and beautiful friendship.”
Hopefully they don’t fall
out with one another now that they’ve committed to a house together.
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