Chinese villager creates farm buildings out of cobs of corn

Buildings include a windmill and barns, with the villager hoping the ‘farm’ will become a tourist attraction, news agency reports

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 09 November, 2017, 2:29pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 09 November, 2017, 3:55pm

A villager in northeast China is building a farmhouse and outbuildings out of more than 20,000 cobs of corn, hoping the “farm” will become a tourist attraction, according to a news agency report.

Liu Hongcai was building the farm at a village near Shulan in Jilin province with the help of 14 other villagers, China News Service reported on Wednesday.

It would take about another week to complete the project, the report said.

“We have to hurry up before the heavy snows hit,” Liu was quoted as saying.

The farmhouse is 12 metres long and four metres wide. The buildings made of corn include a windmill, barns, a well and surrounding fences.

Corn is attached to frames made of metal or wood.

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To preserve the buildings from rats, Liu also kept cats in the farmhouse, said Yan Xue, the village’s deputy construction director.

“We have specifically brought in many stray cats from the city. This will give them a home. I think it’s a brilliant idea,” Yan was quoted as saying.