People Who Live in Egg Houses: Chinese Architect's Sidewalk Abode
Wanting to live close to work but unable to afford Beijing’s high rents, 24-year-old architect Dai Haifei settled on an egg-streme solution: He built himself an egg house.
The solar-powered, oval-shaped shack is made of bamboo, wood and grass seed, reports China Daily. To construct the wood igloo, Haifei shelled out $964.
Seeing as there's only room for a single bed, a water tank, and a lamp, the grand tour lasts, oh, four seconds.
"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.
Haifei's egg-stasy over his rent-free existence was short-lived.
Claiming that the one-room palace was an illegal residence, city officials forced Haifei to abandon the home after just two months, according to Batangstoday.
During that time, however, the Hunan City University graduate had parked the hut in a courtyard just outside his office, ensuring a daily commute of about a minute.