We’ve heard of people living in trees, people living in caves, and even more unconventional housing, but here is a new one that is really cool – but cramped. Airplane homes!
We read about this on a website that is one of our faves. Airplane living would be a little restrictive – sure. The square footage is limited, the windows are small (but plentiful!) and the flow is a little strange. But it is definitely an interesting way to live. Not sure if I’d want one myself – at least not for all the time. Maybe for a summer home?
Surprisingly, this airplane house is not the only airplane house in the whole world. In fact, several people have bought airplanes and turned them into houses. We found one article that outlines just how much someone spent to turn their airplane into a home. A lady named JoAnn Ussery bought a Boeing 727-224 after her home was destroyed in an ice storm. She paid $2000 for it, $4000 to move it, and put about $24000 into it to make it a home. She was interviewed on a slew of TV programs. Unfortunately, Ussery only got to live in her airplane house for four years before it fell off a truck and got damaged.
Several other people tout the virtues of living in airplane homes. one electrical engineer doesn’t understand why anyone would want to live any other way. He says that the metal structure of the plane protects against the elements and unwanted bugs and rodents, and that the fact that the plane is sealed and pressurized makes for a long life for the home.
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