Egg house designer will be forced to live in rented house

16:54, December 07, 2010      

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On the afternoon of Dec. 3, the door of Dai Haifei's egg house opened. (NEWS.REDNET.CN/liu Zhijie)

On the evening of Dec. 3, Dai Haifei looked very tired standing beside his "egg-shaped house."

His egg house is to be removed soon. After it gained so much attention from both the media and the public by touching on social concerns, the young graduate from the Hunan City University will lose his home, which is not warm enough but it belongs to him. He has to search once more for shelter in this city.

Dai said it would take 200 to 300 years for his parents to save enough to buy him a home in this city on their current income.

On the afternoon of Dec. 3, the door of Dai Haifei's egg house opened and people came from all around to visit.

He became famous overnight, and he can't seem to get used to this.

Enthusiastic fans hoped to meet and chat with Dai Haifei. Media agencies also wanted to interview him. However, Dai Haifei did not want to show up, so he hid in the office building. He said he only hopes that things cool down quickly.

Dai does not want to live in the remote corners of the city, nor pay his hard-earned wages to the landlord, and spend two or three hours per day in the crowded bus, but, in the face of the reality of high house prices, all his hopes were dashed. Dai’s egg house originated from a simple idea.

"I want to have a home that belongs to me. It does not need to be big so long as it can keep out the wind and rain," Dai said.

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