Chinese Youth Covet Country House Renovations

As more Chinese youth seek to escape the stress of city life, many are renovating and decorating their homes to resemble country houses.

On lifestyle platform Xiaohongshu, a hashtag related to building and renewing rural houses has gained over 250 million views.

Users on the platform often share before and after transformation pictures of their homes, along with short videos of the renovation process.

While some youth are open about having inherited their homes, others decided to invest their savings in a proper home in order to live calmer and more secluded lifestyles.

The most popular style of  'country house renovation' among Chinese youth sees traditional Chinese architecture and interior design with a contemporary spin.

Called ‘neo-Chinese style’ (新中式 xin zhongshi), the aesthetic blends minimalism with natural materials, such as bamboo and wood.