Do you want to live in tune with nature, surrounded by people striving for similiar goals, raising your children (if you have or want to have a family) in a harmonious community, rather than give them to the kindergarten?
Or do you have some money at the bank, but no idea what to do with it, how to invest AND would you like to spend some years on our mountain?
Then Daqinshan is the place for you! “Daqinshan” (大青山), literally “big green mountain” is a remote area in Shandong Province. The nearest town, Wulian, is 20 minutes away below the mountain by car. Daqingshan Mountain is the headquarters of the international Taiji school “Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method” AND here we want to build a Taoist based self-sustainable community, a community of alternative living. We have the resources here on the mountain, and also there is friendly and affordable labor force resource in this area. So such a project is very doable here.
Besides international living, Daqingshan is also a good place to invest your money in a responsible way. Ten years ago, Daqingshan was an abandoned non-arable barren mountain when Master Chen Zhonghua “found” it. Now it is a thriving hub of social and business center for responsible living, taiji for health, international cultural exchange and a place many call “home”. In return for depositing a fixed amount of money on Daqingshan, the interest of your money will be used to give you a place to living on Daqingshan (There are several tiered levels of living standards based on your invest). In the end, you will get all your money back. The interest is used by Daqingshan to give a nice stay.
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Living “for Free”!
The Daqingshan Mountain Resort and the new Daqingshan International Taiji School in Wulian are constantly building new facilities, meaning that your investment is only used for asset building. At a time when deposits in banks hardly earn any interest, this is the way to go. The asset we accumulate with your invest is the guarantee that your money is not lost. We use the interest of your investment to provide you with a new life style on Daqingshan. The more money you invest the higher the standard of living that we can provide.
Here some calculations of what we can offer based on your investment (All in US$)
||live in International Village, paid electricity, Free 10 Yuan meals
||live in International Village, paid electricity, Free 15 Yuan meals||live in Wangting Hotel,Free 20 Yuan meals
||live in International Hotel, Free 30 Yuan meals
||Live in Wangting Hotel, Free 20 Yuan meals
||live in Wangting Hotel,Free 30 Yuan meals
||live in International Hotel, Free 40 Yuan meals
||live in International Hotel,Free 40 Yuan meals, can get $150000 back after 10 years|
|put $20000 in DQS for more than 3 years，then you can live in DQS for 30 days every year, live in International Hotel, Free 30 Yuan meals
Building a Self-Sustaining Community
Would you like to be able to eat only what you grow directly in front of your house? Do you want to escape the food industry to be able to have plain food, without any additional substances?
Are you also tired of all the waste and pollution we as human beings are creating all the time?
Do you also imagine a way of living where we could save most of all energy we use all the time?
Would you rather like to look for the bare necessities and escape the common way of consume?
Then this special project might be of interest for you.
We want to use the best know-how like:
- building off-grid houses (e.g. like the earthships)
- organic farming
- growing herbs
- closing food cycle
- everything else which fit’s in to make a self-sustaining life better
This way we want to achieve to have circumstances to live in tune with the nature of earth as much as possible. Also we might raise our children in a most natural environment, letting them learn everything through direct experience rather than the scholastic way in normal schools.
There will be an international school in Wulian, possibly providing some good job opportunities. The mountain could become a place for experimental learning and may also nourish the school with experience.
Art and Music Performances
In Wulian and the area around it is quite seldom that there are foreigners around. Here we still have a lot of people who did never see a foreigner before – at least the reactions on us mostly are like that …
So for Artists and Musicians this might be very interesting as it is so easy to catch everybody’s attention immediately.
For both professionals or amateurs this is of great use. It might be quite easy to have some income with arts and music, once you stay here
Special Working Opportunities
There’s a need for people with special qualifications on the mountain and also down in town at the school.
For instance there will be a special need for
- growing trees
Question & Answer
Finally some answers to related questions who came up.
In case you have some more, please use the comment function below to post them and we will add them.
- What’s the crime level in the town and the surrounding area?
This is a small rural community. Crime rate is very very low.
- Will I have a chance to buy a motorcycle, or perhaps a car, for traveling to places like Rizhao and Qingdao?
Yes, if you wish to do so. Rizhao is 50 km and Qingdao 160 km away.
- Who will I be able to turn to with personal questions such as seeing a local doctor?
Many of the staff members at the school can help. The physical school you visited will have high school and taiji school open by Sept. So there will be a sizeable staff in the facility.
- I understand this will be the school’s first year of operation, which means there will be various settling-in issues to sort out on campus. As a foreign teacher, what kind of administrative or leadership responsibilities could I expect?
Nothing in particular to what you are referring to.
But I would like to suggest an English club, etc. for the local community.
- What is the name of the Canadian university that will partner with Wulian international school?
We are working with the University of Ottawa and Colleges Canada.
e-mail: mail (at) practicalmethod (dot) de
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Pictures from Daqingshan Mountain
Wintertime on Daqingshan
International School at Wulian
More Pictures from the School
pictures by Mă Wénjūn 马文军
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