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Home Sweet...Airplane? Oregon Man Transforms Boeing 727 Into Homestead


"I think the cockpit has a certain magic."

Most people can't stand the thought of spending even two hours on a cramped and uncomfortable airplane, but Bruce Campbell hopes to spend his life in one.

Campbell, of Hillsboro, Ore., is making a retired Boeing 727 his home away from home. The 1969 aircraft was purchased and modified -- a continuing process -- for $100,000.

"It is comfortable," Campbell said in tour he gave of the plane to CNN affiliate KOIN-TV. "Aircraft, when converted into a home, provides a whole different experience."

He has a working bathroom -- yes, it looks like an airplane restroom -- a rudimentary shower and even uses the wings of the plane as decks.

"There's not much privacy, but I live in the woods. There are lots of trees around," Campbell said when describing the shower.

While Campbell has ripped out many of the chairs in the cabin to make room for living space, the cockpit remains relatively in tact as a "play room."

"I think the cockpit has a certain magic," he said.

Watch this footage of Campbell's aircraft homestead:

When it comes to closing up and locking the door, Campbell simply has to crank up the stairs and flip the latch.

Like the tiny house people we know and love, Campbell is hoping to spur others into considering a different lifestyle.

"It's not for everybody," he concedes. "But I think it's for a lot of people and it's definitely for me. I love it. I absolutely love it."

As for airplane homes, Gizmodo points out this is not the first time such a repurposing endeavor has been undertaken. In 2010, the gadget and tech blog profiled a Malibu home created from a Boeing 747.

[H/T Gizmodo]

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