In Beijing, rents are prohibitively high.

Which is why Dai Haifei, a 24-year-old architect, lives rent-free in an egg-shaped house he’s built on the street outside his office.

It’s made of bamboo strips, wood chippings, sack bags, and grass seed, that he’s hoping will grow in the spring. The whole thing cost 6427 Yuan (about €725).

Hatching a Cheap Way To Live In Beijing (China Daily)

UPDATE: Gimme Shell-ter: Chinese man evicted from Giant Egg (AOL News)

Boo! Bad internet. Naughty internet! (Ta, Redline)