Seven girlfriends buy a mansion so they can retire together Golden Girls style
Talk about goals.
Seven childhood friends in China have purchased a mansion to retire in together, Golden Girls style.
In a video posted to YouTube from media startup Yitiao, they explained that it all began as a joke back in 2008.
The narrator said:
“We [said that we] would get together when we were 60 and live the retired life together.”
However, the joke turned into reality when they purchased a run-down home near Guangzhou, a major city in southeastern China, and decided they were going to remodel it.
The footage, which shows off their 7,535-square-foot house, goes through all the renovations that they made to the property - and shows off its stunning new features.
The three-and-a-half story home includes a communal living and dining area, with the higher floors having individual rooms for each woman - and some spaces to relax together.
They have even built a tea pavilion in the middle of the rice paddy field, which is connected to the main house via a bamboo walkway.
In the video, the friends explain:
“We’ll probably cook together, barbecue in the fields, sing and collect food in the village.
“We joke that each of us should practice one skill so that we won’t be lonely and fight with each other 10 years later … Some can cook beautiful food, some know traditional Chinese medicine, some play instruments and some grow vegetables.”
They added that they hope the home can keep their chosen communal family together in the future.
“Ten or 15 years later our children might have grown up, so we also hope that we can still be together in the next years.”