Chinese Architect Builds Sustainable Egg Home

Hatching a cheap way to live in Beijing
[Photo/Beijing Times ]


According to China Daily, Dai Haifei, 24, a newly graduated architect in Beijing, decided build his own egg-style home since he is unable to afford the city's sky-high rental prices. The 2-meter-high house is contructed using sack bags for the exterior and bamboo splints, wood chippings and grass seeds for the interior. “The seeds will grow in the natural environment and it’s cold-proof," Dai explained.

Hatching a cheap way to live in Beijing
[Photo/Beijing Times ]


Dai was inspired to build the 6,427 yuan ($964) home after attending the 2010 Shanghai Biennale Exhibition, where he learned of a novel architectural project called "City's egg" earlier this year.

"I was impressed by the green-notion of building a house like that, especially in cities like Beijing where rental price for a fresh graduate is a huge burden," Dai said.

Hatching a cheap way to live in Beijing
[Photo/Beijing Times]


The house is steps away from his office and contains a 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 a reporter.

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