Sunday, September 1, 2013

Lui Lingchao Is The Snail Man. His Tiny House Could Be The Ultimate Mobile Home...

Lui Linchao also known as The Snail man may have created the ultimate tiny mobile home.
The bamboo frame wrapped in plastic that the thirty eight year old migrant worker carries on his shoulders with all his worldly possessions and weighs about 60kg. It's the third one he's built as he makes his way at a snails pace of about eighty kilometers a year back to his family home in Tantou town in China's Guangxi Region.
Lui collects and recycles rubbish to make money for his travelling and living expenses.
He's been on the road for five years and really enjoys his unconventional living arrangement.
It gives me freedom he says...   

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  1. That's about as minimal a mobile home as you can get. It gives him freedom, so it's big enough.

  2. So simple... And bamboo is a readily grown sustainable material... So easy to build another tiny home, as he has done and only a few cents to make.

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    1. Yes, I've been wondering about something similar with wheels Alicja and how easier things might be but perhaps he didn't have access to a wheel, or even two.
      And perhaps he considered a wheel or even two and decided to keep things really simple. And it is, really simple...

  4. Wheels are decadent. Snail man don't need no stinkin' wheels!

  5. I think that's a brave way to live, don't know if I could do that. Guess I've been to conditioned to living in a solid structure with a job.