Dai Haifei has lived in an egg-like house, which he built at the cost of 6,427 yuan ($964), since the end of National Day Holiday in October, the Beijing News reported Wednesday.
An overview of Dai's egg-house in Beijing, Dec 1, 2010. [Photo/Beijing Times]
Dai found renting an apartment in Beijing may leave him penniless at the end of each month.
He decided to build the egg-like house using bamboo and laid it on the lawn near where he worked. He even installed the house with a solar module, which cost 970 yuan and added wheels so that the house was movable.
He said housing management staff expelled his house, but they found he had nowhere else to go. In the end, they did nothing to him and his house, he said, laughing.
Dai was born in Hunan province and graduated from a local college this summer, and now works for an architecture company in Beijing.
Dai said his parents hoped he would buy an apartment and find a girlfriend to get married.
But he said they did not know it may cost between 200 and 300 years worth of his parents' salaries to afford such a life.
Dai's egg-like house in the evening. [Photo/Beijing Times]
Dai's friends gather in his egg-like house. [Photo/Beijing Times]