Chinese worker builds mobile "egg house" for low cost living

Chinese worker builds mobile "egg house" for low cost living
Dai Haifei, 24, from China's Hunan province, looks out from his egg-shaped mobile house where he has been living for the last two months, located near his office in Beijing on December 1, 2010. The house cost about 1,000 USD to build, and is made of bamboo strips and mattress, covered by a layer of heat preservation and water-proof material, with patches of bags stuffed with processed wood peels and grass seeds that could grow grass when spring comes, covering the house like a quilt. Getty Images

Unusual homes - This egg shaped tiny ultra compact mobile home is build by a Chinese office worker for low cost living.

Dai, who is one of the millions of migrants who moved to the capital from other parts of China seeking a better life and better job, said he built it because he found that the financial burden too pay heavy rent in the city unaffordable.

“I rented a home at the very beginning - a small room in an apartment that cost me about 900 yuan ($135) a month, My parents work hard trying to save money for me to get married but they don’t know they have to toil for up to 300 years to get enough to buy an apartment in Beijing,” Dai told state-run China Daily. [thehindubusinessline]

Chinese worker builds mobile "egg house" for low cost living
Visitors take photos of an egg-shaped mobile house near its owner Dai Haifei's office building in Beijing December 3, 2010. Dai, who is from central China's Hunan province and cannot afford Beijing's high rental prices, has been living in the house which costs about 6427 yuan ($965). The house is made of bamboo strips, steel bars, heat prevention and waterproof materials, sacks filled with fermented wood chips and grass seeds, as well as one solar-cell panel, local media reported. Reuters

Chinese worker builds mobile "egg house" for low cost living
Dai Haifei, 24, poses in his self-made egg-shaped mobile house near his office building in Beijing December 3, 2010. Dai, who is from central China's Hunan province and cannot afford Beijing's high rental prices, has been living in the house which costs about 6427 yuan ($965). The house is made of bamboo strips, steel bars, heat prevention and waterproof materials, sacks filled with fermented wood chips and grass seeds, as well as one solar-cell panel, local media reported. Reuters

Chinese worker builds mobile "egg house" for low cost living
A view of the interior of an egg-shaped mobile house near its owner Dai Haifei's office building in Beijing December 3, 2010. Dai, who is from central China's Hunan province and cannot afford Beijing's high rental prices, has been living in the house which costs about 6427 yuan ($965). The house is made of bamboo strips, steel bars, heat prevention and waterproof materials, sacks filled with fermented wood chips and grass seeds, as well as one solar-cell panel, local media reported. Reuters

Chinese worker builds mobile "egg house" for low cost living
Dai Haifei, 24, from China's Hunan province, prepares to charge up the batteries which also includes a solar panel on his egg-shaped mobile house where he has been living for the last two months, located near his office in Beijing on December 1, 2010. The house cost about 1,000 USD to build, and is made of bamboo strips and mattress, covered by a layer of heat preservation and water-proof material, with patches of bags stuffed with processed wood peels and grass seeds that could grow grass when spring comes, covering the house like a quilt. Getty Images

Chinese worker builds mobile "egg house" for low cost living
Dai Haifei, 24, from China's Hunan province, cleans the interior of his egg-shaped mobile house where he has been living for the last two months, located near his office in Beijing on December 1, 2010. The house cost about 1,000 USD to build, and is made of bamboo strips and mattress, covered by a layer of heat preservation and water-proof material, with patches of bags stuffed with processed wood peels and grass seeds that could grow grass when spring comes, covering the house like a quilt. Getty Images

Chinese worker builds mobile "egg house" for low cost living
Dai Haifei, 24, from China's Hunan province, waters the patches of grass on his egg-shaped mobile house where he has been living for the last two months, located near his office in Beijing on December 1, 2010. The house cost about 1,000 USD to build, and is made of bamboo strips and mattress, covered by a layer of heat preservation and water-proof material, with patches of bags stuffed with processed wood peels and grass seeds that could grow grass when spring comes, covering the house like a quilt. Getty Images


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