1. Liu Qiyuan, a farmer from the village of Qiantun, Hebei province, south of Beijing, poses among some of the survival pods that he has designed and built.
2. The airtight spheres contain oxygen tanks and seatbelts with space for around 14 people.
3. He has built seven of the pods so far. He says he was inspired by the apocalyptic Hollywood movie ‘2012’ and the 2004 Asian tsunami.