Welcome to the China Folk House Retreat! 

The China Folk House Retreat is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that fosters cultural and educational exchanges between the U.S. and China by building mutual understanding, connecting rural folkways, and cultivating environmental stewardship.


In 2017, CFHR preserved a traditional farmhouse from destruction in Cizhong village in Northwest Yunnan Province, first documenting the house and its landscape, then disassembling and moving the physical structures, and finally reassembling the homestead along the Shenandoah River at the Friends Wilderness Center in Jefferson County, West Virginia. The China Folk House now serves as an educational center dedicated to people-to-people exchange, a deeper appreciation of China’s diversity, and the preservation of rural folkways.