The “House of Dreams” is an innovative community led revitalization of a cave area in Zhoushan China, into a Rural Development and Training Facility. The villagers named the project as the caves were their childhood homes. Completed in 2021, the project involved 19 caves, 3 large courtyards and three new service buildings built using recycled construction waste materials in walls and surfaces constructed by villagers with no construction experience. The project had 3 aims: 1. Reconstruction of the caves. 2. Recovery of traditions and skills. 3. Restoration of collective memories.