Liangjiazhai Village in the Mountains

Liangjiazhai Village is the home of one of the teachers and I traveled there two hours in a small overcrowded bus and stayed there three days in a hotel in the next village

Panorama of the area surrounding the village

Panorama of the area surrounding the village

Home in Liangjiazhai Village

Home in Liangjiazhai Village

Each home is surrounded by a high wall which is built by the Owner

Each home is surrounded by a high wall which is built by the Owner

The mountains surround the village and they continue through to Hebei Province

The mountains surround the village and they continue through to Hebei Province

This house at the end of the street and village has another block planted as a garden

This house at the end of the street and village has another block planted as a garden

The walls are built from local stone collected from the mountain and brought down in hand carts

The walls are built from local stone collected from the mountain and brought down in hand carts

Wood and stone are neatly stacked outside the homes and everything is clean and well maintained

Wood and stone are neatly stacked outside the homes and everything is clean and well maintained

Stone grinder used for crushing corn is pulled by a person and is very heavy

Stone grinder used for crushing corn is pulled by a person and is very heavy

Old stone house now empty shows the amount of work done by the owners in collecting brick and wood and how they are utilised

Old stone house now empty shows the amount of work done by the owners in collecting brick and wood and how they are utilised

Homes are securely hidden behind walls but when the door is open you can see right in to the courtyard inside. They are very private and individual homes of stone

Homes are securely hidden behind walls but when the door is open you can see right in to the courtyard inside. They are very private and individual homes of stone

The inside of one property at Liangjiazhai and the parked handcart that is used for farming

The inside of one property at Liangjiazhai and the parked handcart that is used for farming

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