Xiaozhou: moving in


Xiaozhou village as the site of this project and it sits 1 hour away from the city centre. It has history tracing it back 800 years and is one of the preserved areas of Guangzhou.

Wanting to find accommodation in the village, I simply had to walk around to see adverts sticking prominently on the walls of buildings. The process was extremely easy – I called a phone number, a lady picked me up from the streets, showed me a studio flat that she was renting out and I paid my deposit there and then.


Walking around the village, the historic core is where most of the traditional buildings are located. The village is accessible via bus (and only bus) and is surrounded on all sides by park and agricultural space.