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Boeing 727 House

Not everyone opts for the conventional when building structures.  People have used unusual materials such as bottles, tires, and even trash to contruct their houses.  There are even vehicles that were formerly used as means of conveyance (e.g. buses, trains, trucks) that are now fashioned into unique dwellings.  Once they are stripped of seats and equpment they present ready-made, enclosed spaces (with windows) that are easily converted into rooms. 

Recycled airplanes are being converted into homes, hotels, restaurants, etc.  Here is a collection of cool converted airplanes from around the world. (Pics)

 

We’ll start with a cool Boeing 727 House, located in Costa Rica.  this is part of the spectacular Costa Verde Resort.

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Another Boeing 727 fuselage turned into a cost-effective and energy-efficient house: Jo Ann Ussery’s estate at Benoit, Lake Whittington, Mississippi, USA

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An old Bristol freighter plane converted to “bed and breakfast” – in Otorohanga, New Zealand:

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Red Lane’s DC-8 home (originally built for Eastern Airlines in 1960) – now resides in Ashland City, Tenn.:

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Vliegtuigsuite, Teuge Airport Hotel, Netherlands
This one-of-a-kind luxury hotel suite has sauna, jaccuzzi… and a Cold War-era cockpit – inside a beautifully converted 120-seat 1960 East German plane (the former plane of Erich Honecker?). This is a real thing, courtesy Dutch company HotelSuites, not some viral concept like the infamous Hotelicopter… You can get your morning cup of coffee sitting in a pilot chair, gazing on a runway and planes taking off for blue skies:

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Runway Dreams in Stockholm
Another Jumbo turned into a hostel, this time it’s a retrofitted 747-200 at the Stockholm-Arlanda airport: rated “Best Hotel Novelty of the Year” – JumboHostel:

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An old Soviet plane, transformed into a bar in Olomouc, Czech Republic – Latka Bar:

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Another plane cafe in Russia: this is actually a roadside eatery, serving drivers on the “Don” highway:

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McDonald’s in Taupo, New Zealand, uses an old DC3 to attract visitors:

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Flannery’s Restaurant in Penndel, Pennsylvania, features a Lockheed Super Constellation:

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Air Restaurant Tupolev TU-104 in Petrovice, Czech Republic:

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Lufthansa Vickers Viscount 814 Restaurant in Langenhagen, Germany:

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