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A 727 Jetliner Turned into an Extraordinary “Upcycled” Home by an Engineer.

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Bruce Campbell after retiring did something that no one expected him to do. He purchased a retired Boeing 727 aircraft fuselage. He moved this massive 3-engine commercial airliner to a wooded area outside of Portland, Oregon, and propped up on concrete pillars. What he did with his “new” old plane will amaze you…

Bruce Campbell acquired the jet at the end of its flying life from Olympic Airways in Greece…

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He decided to upcycle the old jet into an unusual and innovative home. “Retirement into an aerospace class castle should be every jetliner’s constructive fate. They should never be mindlessly scrapped,” Campbell says.

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The cabin’s interior measures about 130 feet long, by 12 feet wide. That’s more than enough space for day-to-day living!

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Bruce lives in his 727 home only 6 months out of the year. He spends the other part of the year in Japan, where he is actually looking to buy and similarly re-use a retired Boeing 747 fuselage.

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He says, “Jetliners are masterful works of aerospace science, and their superlative engineering grace is unmatched by any other structures people can live within.”

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This 727 boasts three lavatories, yet only one of them is functioning.

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The 727 lies in dense forest, which land was once used as a walnut orchard.

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There’s even been a work space created inside for Bruce, an electrical engineer.

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But how did the jet make it from Greece to Bruce’s plot of land? The jet was flown from Athens, and finally towed to Hillsboro, Oregon.

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Bruce even notes that his 727 home is stronger than an ordinary home, and also easier to clean: “They’re incredibly strong, durable, and long lived. And they easily withstand any earthquake or storm. Their interior is easy to keep immaculately clean because they are sealed pressure canisters.”

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Imagine coming home to this every night!

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