Monday, December 13, 2010

Beijing architect lives in egg-shaped house

We were made aware of this article on Shine from Yahoo, today. How about going really small?:
Beijing Egg House

Beijing Egg House

The house fits neatly on the sidewalk.
Photo by: AFP / Getty Images
By Lori Bongiorno and Trystan L. Bass
More from Green Picks blog

Dai Haifei, a 24-year-old architect in Beijing, China, found an ingenious solution to live rent-free. He built himself
a mobile egg-shaped house that is powered by the sun.
The 6-foot-high structure, which is small enough to fit on a sidewalk, is made of bamboo strips, wood chippings, sack bags, and grass seed that’s expected to grow in the spring.
The pod features a solar panel on the roof that powers a lamp in the cozy space. The house cost around $1,000 to build (6427 yen), according to China Daily.
It seems Haifei has taken the trend of living in tiny spaces to a whole new level. <<

You can read more and see lot of images at Shine from Yahoo.

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