We hope to demonstrate through re-use the value of these buildings & the positive effect they can have on people''s lives. We first rented 2 houses & restore them to their former glory. These buildings we then used to generate money to rent and refurbish further houses. t the end of our lease period the houses will be returned to their owners who will hopefully see the new potential in their previously neglected buildings. During this process we also hope to inspire other people to follow this example and give a new lease of life to the ever dwindling collection of old buildings that remain.
We are therefore renovating these buildings using local labour and materials wherever possible and re-using materials from old buildings. A lot of the bricks, roof tiles, beams & wood boards are bought from places where old buildings have been demolished to make way for new ones. Fengzi teaches the local farmers the neccessary skills to use these materials & new ones to complete the renovation of the buildings.