30 Epic Plane Conversions That Defy The Laws Of Possibility
Along with the telephone and the automobile, airplanes are undoubtedly one of humankind's'most significant inventions. And in an era of low-cost airlines, we can see more of the world than previous generations could ever have dreamed of.
However, while the aeronautical ingenuity of these transportation behemoths is certainly a cause for celebration, some people have taken it upon themselves to purchase old aeroplanes and transform them into actual living spaces.
From homes and hotels to cool restaurants and hangout spots, these awe-inspiring aeroplane conversions are the stuff of dreams. Read on below as we list 30 of the best.
1. Plane House, Miziara, Lebanon
Starting things off on this crazy list is a Lebanese couple who took their love of aviation and put it to more domestic use by converting this enormous plane into their dream home in their hometown of Miziara.
While the couple has since relocated to Australia, the Airbus A380 home has 41 portholes on both sides, allowing for a breathtaking view of the mountainous climate. In a land as fabled as the Middle East, this customized piece of automotive ingenuity is certainly a showstopper that holds its own in one of the most wondrous areas of the world.
2. Bruce Campbell's Awesome Home
If you're going to convert an airplane into a house, it helps if you're an engineer like Bruce Campbell. Bruce could never stand old jets not being reused so did something about it and resorted a Boeing 727. He then moved into it when he finished renovating it.
Bruce parted with 100k for the worn-out jet in 1999 and invested a further 120k on renovations which include a series of cool lights and switches. There's also a working toilet, shower, washer, and dryer. Believe it or not, he is currently saving up for another plane. Some people really do have too much time and money on their hands!
3. Howard Hughes's Cosmic Muffin
This sounds totally silly but the “Cosmic Muffin" is far from a novelty act- it's the real deal. The intriguing backstory is equally as compelling. Once owned by visionary automotive genius Howard Hughes the Boeing B – 307 was his pride and joy until it was deemed unsafe to fly in 1969.
But Fort Lauderdale dealer Kenneth W. London gave it a new lease of life and transformed it into an incredible houseboat. Jimmy Buffet even gave the boat a nod when he mentioned it in his song”Desdemona’s Building a Rocket Ship.”
4. Jumbo Hostel
Located in the Swedish capital Stockholm, Hotel Arlanda promises its customers a “Jumbo Stay.” A former Boeing 747, 33 rooms with sufficient legroom are available, each looking just as cozy as the next room.
Better still, Jumbo Stay is conveniently located just 100 feet from Stockholm-Arlanda airport. Not a bad layover if you ever find yourself in Stockholm.
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