Friday, May 18, 2012

Hit the Brickyard, Jack

Last September, we spent a lovely weekend out near the Great Wall. Not as great as the wall, but still very,very good was this eco-resort called the Brickyard ( Started 18 years ago by two American/Chinese couples, this is a model for low tech green. They have built new, sometimes modernist, houses on existing footprints with local materials and local builders, they have encouraged a slow food movement in the five surrounding villages, and they have created a business model that allows villagers to stay in their village instead of moving to the megalopolis.

They also had an excellent patty melt burger, possibly the finest in all of China.

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