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A 24-year-old man has lived for two months in an egg-shaped, bamboo house which he built in northwestern Beijing's Haidian District, "The Beijing News" reports.

Dai Haifei, the owner of the cabin who graduated from college six months ago, works for an architectural design company in the capital. Inspired by the design of a moveable egg-shaped cabin that was displayed during a biannual exhibition by his firm, Dai borrowed 6,400 yuan (US$958) from his brother to build his own house.

The cabin, which looks like a giant egg and is about two meters high, is located in a courtyard outside Dai's company. It has an oval-shaped gate with no lock, which was hollowed out of the cabin's exterior made of gunny sacks. The sacks contain grass seed which will sprout in spring, according to Dai.

Dai built the cabin with small wheels so it would be movable. The cabin's interior is made of woven bamboo boards fastened with nails. Above the bamboo boards are bamboo mats and two kinds of insulation that retain heat and keep out water.

Inside the cabin there is a meter-wide bed with several books on an overhead shelf and a water tank with a pressurized system that provides water for bathing.

Dai said his living standards have improved greatly because he no longer has to pay to rent an apartment.

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Post time 2010-12-2 13:54:45 |Display all floors
Dai Haifei sits in his self-built, egg-shaped cabin in Beijing's Haidian District on Tuesday, November 30, 2010. [Photo: Beijing News]
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This photo taken on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, shows an oval-shaped gate hollowed out from the egg-shaped cabin's exterior. [Photo: Beijing News]
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This photo taken on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, shows the exterior of the cabin made of gunny sacks. [Photo: Beijing News]
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Post time 2010-12-2 14:02:26 |Display all floors
Dai Haifei sits in his egg-shaped cabin.
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Post time 2010-12-2 14:24:18 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Kbay at 2010-12-2 14:07
Will the local authority post him a Rate demand I wonder?


Seriously, this could be a death fire trap.
I won't recommend it!

The egg-shaped house is not recommendable for those who cannot afford a house in cities. But it can be regarded as a kind of satire and protest against the cruel reality, or sense of frustration with the soaring housing prices. If house prices are lower, the rent is lower, and the salary is higher, who wants to live in this egg-shaped cabin?

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Post time 2010-12-2 15:58:48 |Display all floors

WTF?!?

Originally posted by Kbay at 2010-12-2 14:40
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The problem in HK is the same Vivian!

A 60 square meter 2-bed apartment in Kowloon will cost at least HK$12,000 (RMB 10,500) a month.
您买象牙 - 您杀了大象!
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjU1Nzg0NDky.html - “用现代文明标准比划中国人,是严重的种族歧视行为。”
„Ich ficke wo, wen, und wann ich will, hast du mich verstanden. Auch du könntest ficken, aber du kannst es ja gar nicht, deine deutsche Genauigkeit... verbietet es dir“. Jean-Claude Juncker

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