Unable to afford Beijing’s sky-high rental prices, Dai Haifei, a 24-year-old graduate in architecture in Beijing, has found an ingenious solution to live rent-free and taken the trend of living in tiny spaces to a whole new level by building a mobile egg-shaped house that is powered by the sun.
The 2-meter-high egg house is made of bamboo splints, wood chippings, sack bags, and grass seeds. “The seeds will grow in the natural environment and it’s cold-proof,” Dai explained to China Daily. The house, small enough to fit on a sidewalk, has two wheels underneath, a solar panel on the roof that powers a lamp and only costs around $964 to build (6,427 yen)! Inside the small and cozy space, there’s only one bed, a water tank and a lamp.
“I feel good living here though it’s simple, and a bit cold sometimes, what important for me, is – it saves me a lot of money!” Dai told China Daily.
More photos of the house can be found here.