Okay, so the headline is a little exaggerated…but it’s true. Our family home in the countryside has been torn down.
Still, it’s for a positive reason — the family wants to rebuild the home. Fair enough.
I never expected to have such an up close and personal experience with home renovations — to actually witness the destruction of a house while I was walking out the door. (Yes, true story — I had to dodge old wooden planks raining down from the roof the very morning they began tearing down the house.)
So here’s a behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to tear down a countryside home in China. Or at least, in the China I know:
The morning when it all began, bright and early.
OMG, the roof is almost gone!
Once they razed the home to the ground, all that remained was this motley assortment of rocks. Whoa.
And this is all that’s left of the home I once knew.
Good thing we spend most of our time in Hangzhou, because the renovations will get messy and noisy in the next few weeks.
I’ll keep you posted. 🙂