Zhao Hui’s renovated farmhouse in a village in Dashuibo, Shandong, eastern China is part of an experiment to revitalise its rural economy, a key national policy goal. Photo: courtesy of Zhao Hui Zhao Hui’s renovated farmhouse in a village in Dashuibo, Shandong, eastern China is part of an experiment to revitalise its rural economy, a key national policy goal. Photo: courtesy of Zhao Hui
Zhao Hui’s renovated farmhouse in a village in Dashuibo, Shandong, eastern China is part of an experiment to revitalise its rural economy, a key national policy goal. Photo: courtesy of Zhao Hui
China economy

Rent a holiday home for 20 years for US$1,000: how one Chinese town is trying to revive the rural economy

  • The project, which turns vacant houses in Dashuibo, Shandong into community spaces and second homes, is an experiment in poverty alleviation
  • Tenants commit to spending US$30,000 on renovations, and must buy at least US$760 worth of produce from local farms every year

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Zhao Hui’s renovated farmhouse in a village in Dashuibo, Shandong, eastern China is part of an experiment to revitalise its rural economy, a key national policy goal. Photo: courtesy of Zhao Hui Zhao Hui’s renovated farmhouse in a village in Dashuibo, Shandong, eastern China is part of an experiment to revitalise its rural economy, a key national policy goal. Photo: courtesy of Zhao Hui
Zhao Hui’s renovated farmhouse in a village in Dashuibo, Shandong, eastern China is part of an experiment to revitalise its rural economy, a key national policy goal. Photo: courtesy of Zhao Hui
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