Beijing Egg House By Dai Haifei Gained Media Attention

By on Dec 12, 2010 in Weird, World Comments

If Jay Shafer built his well-known tiny houses, Dai Haifei of Beijing, China made himself a mobile egg-shaped house that is solar-powered. It is just 6 feet high with an area of about 6 square meters. The house was built with a budget of just around $1,000.

According to China Daily, Dai Haifei, 24, is a newly graduated architect. He was inspired to build the “egg house” after attending the 2010 Shanghai Biennale Exhibition earlier this year. He was attracted by a novel architectural project called “City’s egg”. Moreover, he decided to build his own “egg house” because he does not have enough money to pay for expensive rental fees in Beijing.

The “egg house” is made of bamboo splints, bags of grass seeds and sawdust. It has two wheels at the bottom making it mobile, a water tank with enough water to last three days, a night stand and a single bed. Unfortunately, the “egg house” lacks any form of heat. The indoor temperature is only 5 degrees Celsius, much lower than Beijing‘s freezing winter night.

Reports said that Dai Haifei‘s “egg house” draws media attention in Beijing. Some people appreciated the uniqueness of his artwork but there are some who questioned the legalities of it since it was placed in the courtyard near the company where he was working. The “egg house” was noticed by city administrative authority, who said in a statement that according to regulation of urban residence administration, the “egg house” was an illegal residence.

Here are some of the photos of the so-called “Beijing Egg House” of Dai Haifei.

Beijing Egg HouseImage Credit: Beijing Times

Beijing Egg House Interior
Image Credit: AFP / Getty Images

Beijing Egg House At Night
Image Credit: Beijing Times



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