Mr Lu lives in a pictorial southern port city of Xiamen
and shares the Chinese Dream with millions of his countrymen
that is to owe his own home. After 7 years of bloody hard
work, he eventually saved enough money to realise his dream.
But instead of approaching an architects firm, he sought
help in cyber-space by posting his specifications online.
His design concept proves to be so charming, that among
many helping hands eagerly stretched out to him, one from
a local shopping centre was particularly large which holds
a piece of land for him to build his dream house.
The building project was complete last month, and by the
end of September, Mr Lu and his entire family moved in. Since
then, in a short time span of just one week, his new home
has become the latest tourist attraction in Xiamen and received
up to ten thousand sightseers, according to the local report.
You might wonder what’s so special with this guy or his
house. Well, he’s a typical salary earner and his house is
a tiny one with only two rooms. Surely these can’t be the
reason for generating so much public interest.
we may have to return to the fact that Mr Lu is a salary
man living in today’s China where the
property market is in a rage of boom, boom, bang. The
typical salary earner in question had earned his salary in
seven years which only enables him to purchase a home with
5 square metres of living space.
Under normal circumstances, a 5 sqms area can only accommodate
a bathroom. But Mr Lu, though just being a humble salary
man, does not believe his family should spend all their time
bathing; he also wants to have places to relax during the
day, to sleep at night and to cook daily meals.
And that is how this tiny house on 5 square metres of land
has been built. And now the proud owner, Mr Lu, called himself
Mr 5 M2 (5平方米先生).
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