LIUZHOU: A Chinese man has turned himself into a human snail by creating a house he can carry on his back.

Liu Lingchao, 38, from Liuzhou, Guangxi Province, carries his home every day as he moves from place to place.

“I can go anywhere I want to go. It’s an easy decision when I want to move on,” he said.

His simple but ingenious portable home consists of plastic sheets attached to a light bamboo frame. “This is the third portable house I’ve made. They only weigh about 60kg and last for about a year.”

Along the way, Liu supports himself by collecting and selling recyclable beverage bottles. “I feel free, I can go wherever I want to go, and I live on my own,” he said.–WO