What appears to be a jetliner that somehow landed in the woods is actually one man’s dream home! Inspired by his extraordinary passion for aircrafts, Oregonian Bruce Campbell converted a Boeing 727 into a humble abode. In a true labor of love, he bought an entire decommissioned plane, took it apart, and reassembled it in the midst of trees.
Rather than turning the plane into something like a modern house, Campbell reuses much of the original equipment for his needs. He sees potential in everything—like a possible deck on the wings. The cockpit is used as an excellent reading room, and he has left much of instrumentation and controls intact. He also got one of the original bathrooms working, but only has a temporary shower for now.
At 1,066 interior square feet, the space is cozy but not cramped by any means. The coolest trick may be the transparent floor. The original was torn out and replaced with translucent panels, allowing visitors to see the super structure’s ribs and controlling cables running from the cockpit to the wings and tail. Campbell also has plenty of storage in the cargo hold.
The innovator even uses the original water tank and plumbing to serve amenities like his clothes washer. The trick is to make the space habitable but maintain the feel of its original design’s purpose.
I’m not sure whether to label this as minimalist living or just ‘plane’ old genius!
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