Retired engineer Bruce Campbell bought a decommissioned Boeing 727 in 1999, and he’s been fixing it up and turning into a home ever since. The plane was part of an Olympic Airways fleet from Greece which he bought for $100 thousand.
The airplane home sits on Campbell’s 10-acre lot in Hillsboro, Oregon in a clearing among a group of trees. After buying it, he had to have it flown nearby and then towed through town to his property.
Campbell lives in his airplane home for about six months out of the year, and while he’s there, he primarily lives out of the rear of the plane. The whole plane is 1,066 square-feet, so there’s plenty of room to move about the cabin.
After purchasing the plane, Campbell had a lot of it stripped out. One of the coolest things about the interior of the plane is the clear floor paneling he added which allows you to see the structure of the aircraft.
He has a futon that doubles as a bed and there are three working bathrooms aboard as well. He also recently added a clothes washer for convenience. The rest of the space he has kept quite simple.
While the kitchen doesn’t have an oven or a dishwasher, it does have a little refrigerator and other appliances like a microwave for Campbell to cook with. Everything he really needs!
You can find out more about the transformation on Campbell’s website where he has detailed the project.