Beijing vagabond, a literal translation for the Chinese word beipiao, refers to the group of people who do not have a Beijinghukou (permanent residence), who migrated to Beijing from other places of China seeking opportunities and better life. Beipiaois also a life style of being a drifter in Beijing.
Dai Haifei, 24, has just graduated from college and now works an employee at an architectural design company in Beijing, built himself this egg-shaped hut using materials that costs only 6400 Chinese yuan (less than US$1000).
The “Egg house” is about two meters high, three meters long and two meters wide (Height: 6.5 feet; Length: 10 feet; Width: 6.5 feet). The hut was woven with bamboo and pegged with nails. Outside bamboo, there are mats, insulation film and waterproof film. The outermost is the insulation layer made up of sacks stuffed with sawdust and grass seed, “In the spring, grass can grow from within.”