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Incredible Converted Airplane Homes

Posted by Kayleigh DeMace on

Can you imagine living inside of an airplane? Maybe living on your own airport? Well, some people do! Here are some of our favorite aviation-converted homes.

1) John Travolta's Florida Airport-Eeer-Home

You read that right. John Travolta lives on a functional airport, located on Jumbolair Aviation Estates in Ocala, Florida. I mean, why not? He does have a pilot's license and owns five aircraft.

Travolta keeps his Boeing 707 and Challenger jet right in his backyard, available anytime he needs, or wants, to fly anywhere in the world.

Now, wouldn't that be nice?

2) C-47 turned home in Chile

On January 19, 1974, a C-47 crashed in Chili. Aboard were six crew members and a boy named named Raul, the 10-year-old son of the pilot. There were no casualties.

After the crash, only the plane's wings were found by the Army and Air Service Search and Rescue team.

Years later, Raul learned from a friend that an aircraft fuselage had been turned into a home by a group of peasants, and the home is even equipped by a chimney. It's more than likely that it's the same plane he crashed in years ago.

3) Boeing 747 Hostel

If you're going to Stockholm, Sweden, you should consider staying at Jumbo Stay.

Jumbo Stay is a 1976 jumbo model Boeing 747-212B which has been converted into a hostel. Here, you can stay the night right near the airport. You don't even have to leave to eat or drink if you don't want to-Jumbo Stay has it all. There are 33 rooms, and the hostel can keep up to 76 people.

There's a variety of different rooms, from a cockpit suite to a motor room (a room right in one of the plane's motors!).

Here's a video with more info: 

4) Buoy-ing B-307

If you’re in Fort Lauderdale, keep your eyes peeled for a plane-boat made from Howard Hughes’ Boeing B-307. It took the owner four years to re-purpose the plan, which had been deemed unable to fly in 1969.

This is up-cycling at its most creative. Though the boat isn’t the most visually pleasing airpla—boat in the world, it’s certainly something incredible to look at.

5) McDonald’s—DC-3

Only in New Zealand can you board an airplane and enjoy your McDonald's burger, shake, and fries.

This is a McDonald's you'll never forget. Climb up into an old plane, one that clocked over 56,000 hours of work in its lifetime, and become part of up to 20 people at a time to experience the DC-3's ambiance. A red and silver interior and exterior come together to spruce up the plane, but an untouched cockpit gives diners a little piece of aviation history to go with their meal.

Find this subject fascinating? We've got more for you to read! Check out Recycled Planes: Cool Ways Decommissioned Aircraft Have Really Taken Off and Fly-in Communities are Heaven for Aviation Enthusiasts.

Have you ever visited a re-purposed airplane? We'd love to hear about it! Share pics if you've got 'em!


Sources:


http://www.businessinsider.com/john-travoltas-house-is-airport-with-runways-for-planes-2014-9
http://www.douglasdc3.com/dc3house/dc3house.htm
http://www.jumbostay.com/info-history/
http://inhabitat.com/the-cosmic-muffin-a-boat-recycled-from-howard-hughes-plane/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2722653/Join-mile-fry-club-McDonald-s-opens-20-seat-restaurant-vintage-luxury-PLANE-cabin-crew-not-included.html

Header image credit: By Stefan Schäfer, Lich - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1...

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