Man builds egg shaped dwelling in Beijing as his home    

 

November 30,2010,Beijing - Dai Haifei (戴海飞), 24 years old form Hunan province, while being unable to afford renting, not to mention buying an apartment in Beijing, built and placed an egg shaped small house in a courtyard in Beijing, as his home. ...More

 

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November 30,2010,Beijing - Dai Haifei (戴海飞), 24 years old form Hunan province, while being unable to afford renting, not to mention buying an apartment in Beijing, built and placed an egg shaped small house in a courtyard in Beijing, as his home.

By Bernd Chang

 

November 30,2010,Beijing - Dai Haifei (戴海飞), 24 years old form Hunan province, while being unable to afford renting, not to mention buying an apartment in Beijing, built and placed an egg shaped small house in a courtyard in Beijing, as his home.
Capsule Apartment,Snail dwelling
Mr. Dai designed the 'house'.
Capsule Apartment,Snail dwelling
The drawing of the egg house
Capsule Apartment,Snail dwelling
Mr. Dai and his egg house
Capsule Apartment,Snail dwelling
The egg house is very envionment friendly and powered by solar.
Capsule Apartment,Snail dwelling
The house is threatened by eviction by Chengguan or city management office of Haidian District and property management office requires it be moved to indoor.
Capsule Apartment,Snail dwelling
The furnishings in the egg-shaped shelter are simple. There is a 1-meter-wide bed with several books on the head of the bed and a hidden water tank at the end of the bed.
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There is an oval door without a lock on the shell of the "egg".
Capsule Apartment,Snail dwelling
The external layer of the egg-shaped house is made up of gunny bags.
Capsule Apartment,Snail dwelling
Dai Haifeng designed and built the house in his hometown in Hunan and it only cost him 6,427 yuan. Transportation of the house to Beijing cost him another 3,500 yuan.
Capsule Apartment,Snail dwelling
Dai's company is located in a big courtyard on Chengfu Road in Haidian District, Beijing. Below the building of his company stands his egg house on the lawn.
Capsule Apartment,Snail dwelling
Capsule Apartment,Snail dwelling
Capsule Apartment,Snail dwelling
Capsule Apartment,Snail dwelling
Capsule Apartment,Snail dwelling
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