This Portland Native Lives Out Of An Abandoned Airplane In The Expansive Pacific Woods

Posted by on December 23, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 9 Comments

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By Alex Brown | The Plaid Zebra

An old Portland native named Bruce Campbell has changed many people’s thinking on the possibilities of aircraft recycling, living out in the Oregon woods in a converted 727 jetliner. Although it’s still unclear how one might go about purchasing and hauling a retired jet into the woods, he makes some valuable points about the untapped potential of old airplanes. In particular, his aircraft home is something out of an aviation-freak’s wet dream.


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“Jetliners are basically flying homes. It’s a sealed pressure canister. It’s incredibly strong. It will last practically forever,” said Campbell, in a recent video from Great Big Story. On the inside the gutted airplane contains all the conveniences of a modern home, including two bathrooms, a kitchen, living-room and bedroom—though Campbell keeps it minimal, and sleeps on a futon sofa. The shower is too, as Campbell puts it, primitive.

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Still, there are many futuristic components of his unique home. For one, Campbell enters the plane from a retractable stairs-set that slides out of the plane’s underbelly. Given that it’s an airplane, his house also has a considerable number of windows. Even if they’re only a square foot each, this keeps the interior relatively bright. Not to mention, who doesn’t want to have their very own cockpit? It’s a close second to the childhood dream of having a fire pole in your bedroom.


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  1. 10101168938859347@facebook.com' Rightcoast Mike says:

    Darrow

  2. 1486375328336964@facebook.com' Tomas Sanchez says:

    Silly.

    • 1632451627038850@facebook.com' Wendy Hardin says:

      Reusing, repurposing, recycling is never silly. Massive waste is silly.

    • 1486375328336964@facebook.com' Tomas Sanchez says:

      Living in an airplane in the middle of the forest is silly. It could also be considered as polluting the forest. peace.

    • 1632451627038850@facebook.com' Wendy Hardin says:

      How is he ” polluting? So is not clearing land to build a luxurious cabin not polluting also? He has cut no trees down. Destroyed no forest in doing so. Just because you find it ugly, does not mean it’s polluting. People live in old rail cars, school buses, shipping containers and we call that innovative, someone finds an use for old jetliners that could be used to shelter the homeless and it’s polluting and ugly. We have already done that for ages to this earth. It’s time to take what is lying around abandoned and use it. Look beyond your own little picture of how you want the world. There are others trying while your are whining.

    • 1486375328336964@facebook.com' Tomas Sanchez says:

      I’m not whining. I just saying that airplanes don’t belong in the middle of the forest.

  3. 1007230965976112@facebook.com' John Wiede says:

    must be expensive to move these things

  4. 10208556416692280@facebook.com' Jenn DeBlasio says:

    JuNi I can see you doing this.

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