Hidden Deep Inside the Oregon Woods Is a Boeing 727 — and It Wasn’t Parked There by Accident
It’s something you wouldn’t expect to find hidden deep inside the Oregon woods. Yet, that’s where this Boeing 727 is parked — and there’s a perfectly legitimate reason why.I mean, take a look at this:
For Bruce Campbell, it’s home. The 64-year-old told TheBlaze Monday he’s been living in the retired aircraft for years now.
“It’s genesis was sort of a slowly developing element,” he explained. “As a kid I saw videos of aircraft boneyards on TV and the concept sank in early in life and that just slowly evolved into use of a retired aircraft for a home.”
Now, one thing missing from the article was the cost. Not just of the plane itself, but of getting it to that particular spot. I would imagine that the plane itself wasn't horrifically expensive, but it must have cost quite a bit of coin to get it to the destination.
I've always had a fascination with non-traditional homes. I dated a girl who lived in an honest-to-goodness log cabin her father built. A good friend of mine growing up had a neighbor with a geodesic dome house. One of my favorite stories growing up was of a couple that moved to Alaska and built their own timber home and lived there for several years.
But an airplane? Man, that's cool...
From an engineering standpoint, it's genius. Airplanes are built to be very watertight, to survive weather and wind extremes that would destroy a traditional home. As for space, for a single person there's simply tons of room - it's about 150 feet long (although not all of that is actual living space, as that dimension goes all the way to the tail) and 12 feet wide. Call it 100 feet by 12, and you've got six good sized rooms. Granted, they're all nose-to-nose...
It'd be neat to design something like that, that's for sure.
That is all.