inside the Egg House in Beijing, China
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Inside the Rent-Free Egg House

Inside, the young architect can fit a bed, a water tank, and a lamp. In his journal documenting the project, Haifei wrote, "Do not want to live like ants in the remote corners of the city, do not want to give hard-earned wages to the landlord, do not want to spend three hours each day on the crowded bus."

While many can relate to the problem of high rents, the City Urban Management of Haidian has deemed the house an illegal construction and demanded its removal.
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