Airplanes are for flying. Houses are for living. Houses don’t fly, and airplanes aren’t houses. Right? A self-described “old technology nerd” living in Hillsboro, Oregon, has turned that thinking right on its aerodynamic ear. Bruce Campbell’s humble abode is not made of wood and nails—“[W]ood in my view is a terrible building material”—but rather is a retired Boeing 727-200 passenger jet that he paid $220,000 for in 1999 ($100K for the aircraft plus $120K in additional costs). Tucked into a lush wooded area in the suburbs of Portland, the inside of the aircraft-slash-house still a work in progress. The 1066 sq. ft. of living space provides Campbell with everything he needs to be comfortable. The wings, he says, are perfect for deck space for those warm summer nights, and the cargo hold and other bays provide plenty of accessible storage space. Via The Daily Mail, CNN.
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