What do you do with a decommissioned airplane? As we saw here, after six 737s fell off of a freight train, Boeing had no choice but to recycle the massive crafts at the actual accident site. But when aeronautics enthusiast Bruce Campbell got his hands on an old, intact 727, he had the thing disassembled—and re-assembled in the forest outside of Portland, Oregon. Rather than have it recycled, he figured it'd make a perfect home.
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Design decisions abounded: To live in an airplane, do you gut and re-shape the interior to mimic a proper house? Or do you try to maintain the original character while retrofitting domestic amenities like a shower and laundry facilities? Retired engineer Campbell, who's been living and working on the thing since acquiring it in 1999, opted for the latter:
In the video Campbell refers to occasionally leaving. I wonder if he still takes conventional airplane flights, and has to fight the urge to walk around the cabin in boxers and socks.