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cavortingcheetah
20th Apr 2006, 15:48
:cool:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4926216.stm

I wonder if she'll put a star on the nose cone to lock on low flying trespassers?:D

The Otter's Pocket
20th Apr 2006, 16:53
Well if that is the best their architect can do they should sack him. She will probably be at 25,000 with the smell of the kerosene.
A meditation temple - get with the real world.

Now here is a great example of architecture.


http://www.rorkesdrifthomes.co.uk
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AnEviltwinEr
20th Apr 2006, 17:17
Aww, a shame to use just wings as a roof!

Shuld use the whole aircraft. :)

Think, living in an 747-100.

Taildragger67
20th Apr 2006, 17:34
Ex-Tower Air airframe?

Onan the Clumsy
20th Apr 2006, 17:50
It's not new though there's an outfit that sells 727 conversions and a bloke in Oregon who's done this. :8

djk
20th Apr 2006, 19:16
Francie Rehwald wanted her house to look "feminine", have curves and be eco-friendly.

I don't understand how the architect decided a 747 would be the ideal thing to use from all of that

Brizzo
20th Apr 2006, 19:29
This idea will never get off the ground.

AN2 Driver
20th Apr 2006, 19:32
It's not new though there's an outfit that sells 727 conversions and a bloke in Oregon who's done this. :8


http://www.airplanehomes.com/

Yea, I agree, if at all, then something along these lines.

Mind, living in a former executive jet might be pretty neat, even if it won't fly no more....

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AN2 Driver

G-CPTN
20th Apr 2006, 22:27
But don't aircraft fuselages (and wings) deteriorate through corrosion rather quickly?

Buster Hyman
20th Apr 2006, 23:26
Can't wait for the first strong wind! "I guess we're not in Kansas anymore Toto!":E

Leezyjet
21st Apr 2006, 02:33
Always fancied converting this baby myself :-

http://www.fl400.com/Blackbushe/images/IMG_7917.jpg

Could have a great house upto the 4 doors, then leave the 4-5 door section in standard a/c layout and rent it out as a film set - and use as a cinema for your mates the rest of the time. Nice bedroom/en suite upstairs, kitchen in the nose section, dining/day area between 1-2 doors, rest of bedrooms/bathroom between 2-3 doors and living area between 3-4 doors - heck you could even have bedrooms in the cargo bay, or use that as the garage with a bit of modification to the door area. Couple of barriers around the wing to make a nice sun terrace and away you go.

:ok:

Jerricho
21st Apr 2006, 02:39
I hope no b*stard tries to tag it!

jet_noseover
21st Apr 2006, 02:45
Travolta's house (design) is not too shabby....
http://www.joe-ks.com/archives_nov2004/TravoltaHome.jpg


Care to tag this one Jerr??

con-pilot
21st Apr 2006, 05:37
Well Jet, that is a lot better to stay at than this place.

http://www.rogerbondy.com/52415SC+S.JPG

If you showed up at Mr. T's place he would probably have drink with you. But at this place the only thing you get is bread and water.:p

Rollingthunder
21st Apr 2006, 05:51
Never seen a cleaner ramp. No oil or skydrol stains, no tyre scuffs. You got the prisoners out there scrubbing 23 hours a day? Almost blinding white.

con-pilot
21st Apr 2006, 06:12
Work release program Rol, work release program.:p



Actually that picture was taken right after the facility was built, ya need to see it now.:ooh:

Buster Hyman
21st Apr 2006, 06:34
Is the Aerobridge stocked with complimentary headphones?

acbus1
21st Apr 2006, 07:45
You should see her ideas for a leaf blower and a vacuum cleaner.

The cat flap is eeeeeenourmous.

And the West Wing is now the left wing.

:ooh:

chuks
21st Apr 2006, 08:05
So this house made of old airplane bits... what happens when the wind blows, or do the local zoning regulations forbid Bernoulli's Theorem coming into play? Cue a series of telephone calls, 'Anyone seen the roof of my house?' This just seems like another case of 'more money than brains,' somehow, but what do I know.

My life was empty and meaningless, so that I was thinking of raising that 'Celebrity Aviators of the Scientologist Persuasion' from the half-dead when here someone has done it for me! Thanks! I needed that. Another view of La Casa Travolta. Push-backs must be interesting, just looking at his ramp layout.

I used to see a houseboat made of Howard Hughes' old Boeing Stratoliner, down in Florida. Oddly enough, it was moored right there on short final to some airport, West Palm Beach I think it was.

I don't know about the rest of you but I find something sad about airplanes being made into non-flying objects such as houses, weenie stands, boats and what-not. Even parked at museums they seem a bit 'triste' to me. On the other hand, to see something fly that was never meant to can be very good fun. One windy day something flashed past our windows that proved to be the wading pool from the folks who lived across the back lot. Given that we lived on the first floor that was pretty neat! Then there was that stage act with the cat and the bucket, another hit with me.