Have you ever wondered how you will be able to afford your first house in Vancouver - one of the world's most expensive cities to live in?
Dai Haifei found himself asking the same question, except about his city: Beijing. After graduating from an architecture program, he did not know how he would pay for his first apartment, condominium, house or other living space. So he decided to build his own "other living space": a two-meter high house with a striking resemblance to an egg.
Before building his own egg-house, Haifei attended the 2010 Shanghai Biennale Exhibition. He saw a project called "City's Egg" there and it became the inspiration for his future home.
"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 to China Daily.
His egg-house is built from sack bags, bamboo splints, wood chippings and grass seeds. It fits a bed and a water tank. Though small, it is definitely an environmentally friendly and - most important for Haifei - affordable home.
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