Giving New Meaning to ‘Having a Nest Egg’

Feb 2011


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Dai Haifei, a 24-year-old architect in Beijing, China, found an ingenious solution to live rent-free. He built himself a mobile solar powered house in the shape of an egg.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 and paint his shell a lovely shade of green in the spring. The pod features a solar panel on the roof that powers an interior lamp giving a warm glow to the cozy space. The house cost roughly $1,000 to build, according to China Daily.
It seems Haifei has taken the meaning of “Having a Nest Egg” to a whole new level.