Remember the four gal pals from the popular series ‘Golden Girls’, who lived together in their retirement? Well, 7 Chinese best friends are attempting to do the same in real life. These women just bought a beautiful house which they are planning on sharing once they retire. Amazing friendship goals, right?
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The group of 7 best friends decided to retire together and here’s how they made it happen
It all started as a joke among this group of friends, because who could have the guts and even resources to attempt retirement planning of this scale? But as it turns out, these women have exactly what it takes. After one of them found a 700 square meter house in the suburbs of Guangzhou, their plans of living together have been put into action.
They have known each other for more than two decades. These closer-than-siblings friends have been thinking about spending the last days of their lives together for over a decade. “We [said that we] would get together when we were 60 and find a place to retire,” one of them told Yitiao.
What could have forever stayed just a dream was turned into reality last year once the group put together 4 million yuan ($580,000) and bought the house.
The abandoned redbrick house was swiftly turned into a beautiful modern mansion by clever home renovation. The three and a half story estate surrounded by beautiful hills, forests, and a garden promised these young women a calm retirement with a companionship of life-long friends.
The retirement home features shared space on the ground floor and separate bedrooms for each of them on the upper floor. The furnishing reveals an excellent taste for interiors, with most of the furniture imported from India and Morocco.
All of the women share a love for tea, so it was a no-brainer for them that their house must include a lovely tea pavilion that is connected to the house via a wooden boardwalk.
While the house is rather secluded, located an hour away from the nearest town, women aren’t going to feel lonely and will make sure to keep themselves occupied. “We’ll probably cook together, barbecue in the fields, sing and collect food in the village,” the friends say in the video. “We joke that each of us should practice one skill so that we won’t be lonely and fight with each other ten years later… Some can cook beautiful food, some know traditional Chinese medicine, some play instruments, and some grow vegetables.”
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