From the keyboard of Tony Deconinck of AOL.com comes the story of Dai Haifei who found himself in hot water with Chinese authorities. He'd graduated from college and landed an entry-level job with an architectural design firm. But the cost of living in Beijing was taking most of his earnings, so he did what many have done when facing the same difficulty: He built himself a modest place to live. He didn't use a dome or arch structure as his template, opting instead to go for a more primal shape. Specifically, an egg!
For a little less than $1,000, Dai built the eccentric embryo with bamboo and earthen materials. It housed little more than a bed, a small bookshelf and a washbasin. Standing only 6 feet tall and roughly the size of a compact car, it wasn't spacious, but it was sturdy, waterproof and had solar panels to give him some electricity after the sun went down.
By constructing it right outside his office building, he also managed to eliminate his commuting costs. He spent most of his free time in local coffee shops or the gym. Sadly, Dai's odd little ovum drew the attention of local authorities. They considered the structure an "unauthorized construction" and evicted him. His months-long experiment in alternative living is over easy.
Maybe an egg roll would have been better??