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Chinese Man Lives in Mobile, Egg-Shaped, Bamboo House

For two months, a 24-year-old architect lived in a hut with electricity, water and wheels on the streets of Beijing.

After college, Dai Haifei, 24, landed a good job at an architecture firm inBeijing. But since the living expenses in China’s capital are so high, Haifei was unable to afford rent and commuter costs, The Epoch Times reports.

To solve the problem, he used his design skills and built a 6-foot, 7-inch egg-shaped mobile home on public property near where the company is located. He lived in the hut for two months, until it was removed by authorities on Dec. 3.

The $960 (6400 yuan) home was everything he needed and more. It’s waterproof, has wheels so it can be moved and has solar panels on the roof to produce electricity. It’s made of bamboo and covered in sacks of soil with grass growing for camouflage. Inside is a bed, room for plenty of books and even a small water tank.

Haifei not only wanted a convenient place to live, but also hoped to raise awareness about the living conditions in China, and to open doors for alternative living possibilities.

While you might expect the mobile home was taken away due to complaints, in fact, the neighbors weren’t bothered by it, but were rather impressed. It was city officials who removed it because it had broken violations.

Ye Tan of Southern Metropolis Daily wrote, “We should salute the designer of the mini egg house. It is full of green, environmentally-friendly ideas … and is sufficient to sustain daily life.”

BY RACHEL ROSSITTO | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010 5:01 PM ET

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Turkey: Transgender Activist Murdered


The killing of Ebru Soykan, a prominent transgender human rights activist, on March 10, 2009, shows a continuing climate of violence based on gender identity that authorities should urgently take steps to combat, Human Rights Watch said today.
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This is the second killing of a member of Lambda Istanbul in the past year. In July 2008, an unknown person shot and killed 26-year-old Ahmet Yildiz as he was leaving a café near the Bosporus. No one has been charged with this crime.

Dame Edna Everage turns 75 this week…


THE DAME’S FASHION DECONSTRUCTED

1. Her unique hairstyle was highly influential on a young Mrs Thatcher
2. She single-handedly made spectacles sexy, modern and young
3. The slash of bright red lipstick makes her a Warhol portrait made flesh
4. A gladioli thrust skyward like a floral sceptre conveys majesty
5. This alarm-bell red, panne velvet dress is sexy not sluttish
6. She blazed a trail for women of a certain age to reclaim short skirts
7. Dripping in jewellery, she snubbed the twinsets and pearls of her peers
8. The American tan tights are now the choice of supermodels
9. A simple yet stylish classic silver pump commonly worn by the Queen
As reviewed by Andrew Groves, course director, Westminster Fashion