In China, property prices have risen dramatically. If you’re the working class, it is becoming increasingly difficult to afford a property especially in the capital – Beijing.
A young man has designed a clever egg shaped dwelling in Beijing as his home. This home is so cheap and portable there is no place you can’t live in.
Dai Haifei (戴海飞), 24 years old from Hunan province, built and placed an egg shaped small house in the courtyard outside his company. Inspired by his company’s design, Dai Haifei built the egg house with bamboo and it only cost him 6,427 CNY (around 970 USD). Now he has been living in it for almost 2 month, and best of all, rent free.
Materials used and breakdown of costs:
Rope ties 125
Water tank, pump 95
Waterproof fabrics 508
Solar Panels 970
Square rods 30
Spray gun 450
Grass seeds 110
Energy-saving lamps 36
Air support 50
Steel mesh 240
Total 6,427 CNY
After living for a while in the egg home, Dai Haifei says the best part about living in the “egg” is that he can get to work within seconds and there is no need to be on the crowded bus. This is especially a luxury in the traffic congested Beijing.
The design has even been nominated for the second annual China Architecture Media Awards.
Update: After the strong media exposure, the city officials have caught wind of this building and have deemed it to be illegal. Poor guy…