Egg House / Daihai Fei

Thanks to our reader, Norman Li, we came across Daihai Fei’s dwelling place – a bamboo “egg” smallHouse. The tiny enclosure measuring 2 meters tall is outfitted insulation, a waterproof membrane beneath a skin of sacks filled with sawdust and grass seed. In the spring, the seeds will begin to germinate and the hut will be covered in grass. And, the hut is placed on wheels, allowing Fei to transport the small residence whenever and wherever he sees fit.

More images and more about the residence after the break.

Inside, the furnishings are simple with a small bed, a table with books, and a small pressurized water tank for washing purposes.  The house is designed to serve Fei’s most basic needs in an economical way.

Fei, a recent graduate, used his Beijing-based architectural design company’s design concepts to inspire his small residence. So, the egg manifests his company’s philosophies about architecture and also provides Fei with an inexpensive place to stay. Using under $1000 dollars, Fei and a few helpers constructed the residence and relocated the structure from outside the house of Fei’s parents to outside the design company.

Check out the break down of cost:

Cabin materials costs:

Wheels 160, Tie 125, Grinding 31 yuan, Water tank, pump 95 yuan, Steel 573 yuan, 18 per hole, Bamboo 375 yuan, Tools 210, Glue 200, 42 per tap, 95 yuan steel, Wood 530, Tarpaulin 508 yuan, Solar 970 yuan, 30 per angle, Screw 115 yuan, Paint 284 yuan, 260 yuan welder, Gun 450, Gauze 600, Insulating layer 100,  110 seeds, Energy-saving lamps 36 yuan, Gas Spring 50, Acrylic 160, Washbasin 60, 240 steel mesh, Total 6427 yuan

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "Egg House / Daihai Fei" 13 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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