Story House of the Wei famlily
storied about the Wei family , a big Hakka farming based family
The Wei family, a big Hakka farming based family, starting grand grandfather to the second generation and the third generation which is about 1932 at that time, the exploration to the farmland is very difficult and tough. The purpose of developing the farmland is truly for survival and for food supply to be able to have three meals a day for the whole family.
At the early stage of the Wei family is a big and popular family almost everybody knows them. In an election, for instance, the election for the village leader, the total numbers of the vote from Wei family has more than 140 votes, and this is the number sufficient for being supportive to one candidate over 50% of the total votes which is an amazing number
This Wei family is large in their organization and popular and very wealthy too. At early stages, everybody in the family works hard and barely spend the money only when it is necessary.
Later on we gradually realize the strength of the family is coming not only from the Hakka blood of hard-working, industrious and thrifty. However, also we can feel the strong connection Is going on to members of the family, Young respect the elders and obey the orders, The members in the same generation also help each other when one of them has the difficulty others will be very supportive of helping. Harmony and the warm atmosphere is going around the whole family
Along with the change of time, a big family needs to take care of all the members to be sufficient is not easy. So the young generation start to think is there any other things we can do in addition to the farming and gradually some of the Young Generation leave the family moved to other places.
At the moment the family face a huge challenge when one generation is going to replace the other generation, the people who agree to stay and do farming in such a piece of land also begin to think about if there is any alternative other than doing the farming is there any other way we can have the combination with local natural resource to be created more possibility
Therefore in addition to the farming, to reconsider the chance to create and develop something new based on what they already have. In this a couple of years they try to combine the farming to the tourist industry by providing opportunities for the tourist to experience the farming living and to transform the farming economy into a better and more dedicated direction which allow the young generation with the willingness to come back to the hometown to be supportive to the survival altogether