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Traditional Communal Homes for 600+ People • Fujian Hakka Tulou

Little Chinese Everywhere
Tulou has been the inspiration of many famous movies, such as Mulan, Big Fish and begonia, Kung Fu Panda, etc. In reality, they are the traditional home of Hakka people, housing up to 800 people! Nowadays, few people live in Tulou because of a lack of modern facilities, but they are still a masterpiece of architecture! Luckily, I have met a very hospitable Hakka lady who showed me the real life inside the Tulou!

How to turn your Neighborhood into a Village | Communitecture

Permaculture instructor Andrew Millison journeys to Portland, Oregon to speak with architect Mark Lakeman, founder of Communitecture Architecture and the City Repair Project. Mark initiated a movement in Portland to transform the homogenous neighborhoods of the city into places that have many of the qualities and characteristics that are found in some of the most treasured villages on Earth. Mark reveals the things you need to know to transform your own neighborhood into a village.

Mark Lakeman @ Communitecture Architecture

The City Repair Project

Special thanks to Maitreya Ecovillage, Eugene, Oregon for letting us film their sweet spot.

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