Rural Simplicity & Social Abundance – A Weekend in Anhui’s Mountains with Nautilus Award Winner Andy Couturier

  • 15 June 2018
  • 19:00 - 00:00
  • Wild Homestays, Huangshan City

Join us for an extended weekend in the beautiful countryside of Anhui, where we will stay in a semi-abandoned village which was recently renovated by the Wildhomestays team.

Unwind from Shanghai city life and enjoy a walk in the or take a dip in the crystal-clear water of the ponds along the creek behind the village. First, charge your batteries and then participate in our evening events with Andy Couturier, author of The Abundance of Less, to learn from his experience with Japanese counterculture and how it relates to you and to China.

About the Speaker

Andy Couturier is the American author of two books, Writing Open the Mind: Tapping the Subconscious to Free the Writing and The Abundance of Less. He is the director of The Opening, a school for creative writing. His essays and articles on ecology, sustainable living, nuclear power have appeared in The Japan Times, The North American Review, Kyoto Journal, The Oakland Tribune, etc. He is also the winner of the prestigious 2018 Nautilus Book Award in the category Green Living & Sustainability.

Trip Cost - Per Person

  • Early bird, until May 6:   CNY 1350
  • Regular, starting May 7: CNY 1550
  • Children 0-3: Free of Charge


  • transportation from Shanghai to Wildhomestays and back
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • simple meals
  • 2 evening events with Andy Couturier
  • loads of informal, casual conversations and positivity

Event Itinerary

June.15 19:00 departure Shanghai Zhongshan Park Metro Station 2/3/4 Line
23:30 Arrive Yingchuan
June.16 9:00 hiking,cycling,etc.
19:00 dinner talk Andy Couturier
June.17 9:00 hiking, cycling, etc.
19:00 moderated panel discussion
June.18 11:00 departure Yingchuan
15:30 Arrive Shanghai Zhongshan Park Metro Station


Event Details

15 Jun 2018 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wild Homestays, Huangshan District, Anhui Province, Huangshan City