- Bruce Campbell bought a retired plane and transformed it into a unique home
- He has propped up the huge place on concrete pillars in a wooded area
- He spends six months of the year living in his innovative home
An engineer in Portland, Oregon, US thought up a unique and innovative home idea—he bought a retired plane fuselage and transformed it into a home.
Driven by a mission to save retired plane fuselages from wasting away as scrap metal, Bruce Campbell bought the huge, retired Boeing 727 and had it propped up on concrete pillars in a secluded woodland area in Portland.
The former commercial airliner has a makeshift shower but Campbell is looking to improve its lavatory system as well as its seating and lighting arrangements.
Impressively, Campbell's home has its own driveway, but he is keen to make further improvements. He lives there for half the year and spends the other half in Japan, where he is also thinking of buying another fuselage.
The Boeing, which set him back a hefty $220,000 (N69.8m), stands on a 10-acre plot he bought when he was much younger for $23,000 (N7.3m).
Campbell likens his home to some of the most innovative cars around: “If a conventional home is a legacy age family Chevy or Ford, an airliner home is a fresh new Tesla or Porsche Carrera.”
The airliner homes interior is unusual, but this doesn't bother Campbell one bit. Plus, he appears to like the peace and quiet of seclusion.
Campbell's initial idea was to make a home from freight vans but changed his mind after seeing someone make a home from an airliner.
However, with such hefty price tags, saving retired airliners from slipping to scrap metal status might be a bit of a tricky proposition.
Check out this video for more on his unique home.