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Chinese farmer builds village house with 30,000 corn cobs

There is much more to see other than Siberian tigers and ice sculptures in northern China this winter.

A farmer used 30,000 corn cobs to build a traditional village house in Erhe, Shulan county at Jilin Province, turning the area to a popular tourist spot.

Amazing video and pictures emerged online showing a house, a water wheel, a stone mill and a fence around the yard that made with golden-coloured corn cobs.

Farmer Liu Hongcai built a traditional northeastern village house out of 30,000 corn cobs in half a month 

It's so insta-worthy! A 12-metre-long house is built by thousands of golden corn cobs that were harvested in northeast China

It’s so insta-worthy! A 12-metre-long house is built by thousands of golden corn cobs that were harvested in northeast China

People’s Daily Online posted a video on Facebook showing a yellow-hued house covered by snow. However, the house was not equipped with any furniture inside.

Farmer Liu Hongcai spent 10,000 yuan (£1,150) to buy 30,000 corn cobs to create his own paradise.

The house was designed on the basis of an ordinary northeastern villager’s house.

‘I built one last year and it became web users’ hot discussion topic. This year, I want to let the tourists to experience how the northeastern people live, so I had a designer to help me out with the settings,’ Liu said.

Mr Liu also asked 14 villagers to help out and spent half a month to build the house and the yard and the house was completed on November 8.

Corn on the water wheel! Liu said to build the house to let tourists to understand the north-easterner's lifestyle

Corn on the water wheel! Liu said to build the house to let tourists to understand the north-easterner’s lifestyle

Liu said all the corn cobs are specially picked, at an identical length of 20 centimetres long and with a straight figure

Liu said all the corn cobs are specially picked, at an identical length of 20 centimetres long and with a straight figure

Pictures emerged online showing the whole architecture is glowing in the snow due to the corn cobs's golden yellow colour

Pictures emerged online showing the whole architecture is glowing in the snow due to the corn cobs’s golden yellow colour

The house measures 12 metres long (39 feet) and four metres wide (13 feet).

All the decorations are built based on a one-to-one ratio. 

According to KK News, all the corn cobs are specially picked and they are of similar size – 20 centimetres long (7.9 inches) with a straight, rich body.

Each corn cobs are carefully attached together by strings and formed shapes of the house, the water wheel, and more.

To maintain the decoration at its best shape, Mr Liu and the villagers make sure the strings did not cut through the corn when they hold it up.

‘I want to give the tourists, especially the ones from the southern part of China, an eye-opening experience,’ he said.  

Liu and his neighbours had to carefully tie the corn cobs around and align them that it would not cut the corn in half

Liu and his neighbours had to carefully tie the corn cobs around and align them that it would not cut the corn in half

Last year, Mr Liu built a corn cob house and pictures had been circulating on Chinese social media 

Last year, Mr Liu built a corn cob house and pictures had been circulating on Chinese social media 

This year, Mr Liu's spends £1,150 to buy 30,000 corn cobs and build more features around the house, including this little hut

This year, Mr Liu’s spends £1,150 to buy 30,000 corn cobs and build more features around the house, including this little hut

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