The twenty-four years old recent architecture school graduated, Dai Haifei, has designed and lived in this "egg" mobile home for the last two months. Being unable to afford Beijing’s sky-high rental prices he build, helped by his friends, this 3 meters long, 2 meters wide and 2 meters high egg shaped home constructed from basket woven bamboo splints. It is covered by a patchwork of small sacks containing seeds of grass with woods chips that will grow to eventually provide insulation. On the top lies a solar panel that provides power to a single inside lamp. The internal functioning of the little house is supported by storage battery. Although there's no kitchen, a water pump system stored under the bed can keep water for basic washing for about three days. An opening in the ceiling for natural day light and ventilation. The wheels under the hut make it movable.
He moved the house steps away from his office,on a sidewalk in Haidian District in Beijing, where he would stay until midnight before going to sleep inside the "egg". There's only one bed, a water tank and a lamp inside the house. He wanted to have a house of his own.
After two months it was ordered removed by city managers who said it didn't conform to housing standards, according to the Beijing Review.