What happens to airplanes when they retire from a fleet after years of heavy-duty service? Many of them are chucked into the discard pile and never seen again. One father-daughter duo, however, decided to reinvent the body of a retired airplane into an eco-friendly garden aeropod.
David and Emily Palmer combined his love of aviation with her furniture design background. Together, they created DappR Aviation.
As of right now, the duo has built a single aeropod out of the retired body of an Airbus A320 jet, according to ABC News. However, this gorgeous fuselage makeover is only the first for the brand-new company.
And the product they have designed is definitely dapper, costing up to $32,000 to buy. Keep in mind, these recycled spaces can transform into anything, from a garden art studio, to a man cave, to a playhouse.
Although the fuselage is the shining star in this particular endeavor, the company plans to upcycle many elements of retired planes. Furniture, art, and interior design are all on the docket. Their website features clocks, chairs, coffee tables, and mirrors. Although these pieces don’t include a price tag on the site, we can guess they are a serious investment.
Despite the high price tag, it’s fun to imagine looking out a little airplane window at your very own garden… And then realizing you can also look out the huge front door. The first aeropod is still on the market for any interested buyers out there with a spare wad of cash and a garden.