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(Daily Mail)   ♫ Cause I'm living on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be seen again, oh baby, you can come to stay ♫   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 66
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2012-10-14 03:22:12 PM
It seems like if you were going to do that much work to make it livable, putting in a real shower might be worth it.
 
2012-10-14 03:47:24 PM
I do so like "crazy" people, it makes life so much more interesting. 
/loves his idea
 
2012-10-14 03:49:12 PM

davidphogan: It seems like if you were going to do that much work to make it livable, putting in a real shower might be worth it.


Yeah ... I like the idea of living in a converted plane, but his chosen style is very, very utilitarian.
 
2012-10-14 04:52:15 PM
But does he have a chainsaw hand?
 
2012-10-14 04:54:15 PM

threadjackistan: But does he have a chainsaw hand?


Or a boomstick?
 
2012-10-14 04:56:08 PM
It's a decent zombie base as well. High enough for them not to reach, and enough room for supplies until they zombie shuffle off after a deer or something. I think I saw Carl. CARL? HAS ANYONE SEEN CARL!! HE WAS SUPPOSED TO STAY IN THE HOUSE! CAAAARRRLLLL!!!!
 
2012-10-14 04:57:37 PM
Some of these plane to home conversions are very nice. This one, not so much.
 
2012-10-14 04:59:03 PM
 
2012-10-14 05:00:34 PM
Well, hello Mister Fancypants.
 
2012-10-14 05:00:38 PM
Did anyone notice Mrs. Campbell?


Oh...
 
2012-10-14 05:02:14 PM
Not the chin I was expecting.
 
2012-10-14 05:03:16 PM
It would be a biatch to heat and aluminum hulls (like Airstreams) are a biatch condensation wise outside of the desert. 
 
Also, who did the interior design, a couple kids he hired from a dorm?
 
2012-10-14 05:03:19 PM
He's a little goody two shoes!
 
2012-10-14 05:03:37 PM
i put a .......... in the wilderness. look at me.but don't think about the fact 99% of local local laws prevent me from doing this anywhere where people give a shiate one way or the other.
 
2012-10-14 05:06:07 PM
I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume he's single.
 
2012-10-14 05:06:12 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

A Boeing 727-200? In Oregon?

"Bruce Campbell" or "D.B. Cooper"?
 
2012-10-14 05:13:44 PM

davidphogan: It seems like if you were going to do that much work to make it livable, putting in a real shower might be worth it.


My first thought was "how hard could it have been to convert one of the toilets into a shower?" There's three. Rip one out and make it a shower room.

The Gentleman Caller: It's a decent zombie base as well. High enough for them not to reach, and enough room for supplies until they zombie shuffle off after a deer or something. I think I saw Carl. CARL? HAS ANYONE SEEN CARL!! HE WAS SUPPOSED TO STAY IN THE HOUSE! CAAAARRRLLLL!!!!


I keep wishing Carl would just die so that plot device could die, too.
 
2012-10-14 05:32:03 PM
I like the idea, and I'm glad he's happy with the result - but if you're going to convert a non-standard space into full-time living quarters it makes sense to work with a designer who can help you maximize the area.
 
2012-10-14 05:33:06 PM

Lorelle: Boeing 727 airplane hotel in Costa Rica.


Aircraft as homes, restaurants, etc are common in the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area of CR.

El Avion
 
2012-10-14 05:33:26 PM

Amos Quito: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x424]

A Boeing 727-200? In Oregon?

"Bruce Campbell" or "D.B. Cooper"?


Came here to say the same thing.

upload.wikimedia.org

hmmmmm.
 
2012-10-14 05:34:37 PM
After RTFA...

That guy's vision is crap. The 737 looks like a bum's house inside.
 
2012-10-14 05:35:05 PM
Approves:
www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-10-14 05:36:16 PM
hmm. Sure, remove all the storage bins and just leave yer crap all over the place .... Okie dokie
And another vote for putting a real shower or hell, a tub, in the thing. I would have gone with shower and jacuzzi, maybe also an above ground pool below a wing. Oh, and nice front support, mister engineer... those look like railroad ties. Small quake and that thing is going to fall.
 
2012-10-14 05:44:14 PM
This guy has a manifesto, 100%.
 
2012-10-14 05:44:34 PM
RTFA and it sucks.

How did he move the aircraft to that location? How did he plumb it? How did he wire it, on the grid or off with generated power? What the hell?

Also, the pallets holding this thing up will decay and collapse in less than a year in Oregon humidity. Seriously might want to consider a permanent stilt construction.
 
2012-10-14 05:47:44 PM
Looks comfy.

It's not a double-wide, it's a triple-long.
 
2012-10-14 05:51:14 PM
mimg.ugo.com
 
2012-10-14 05:53:42 PM
TFA wasn't anything I'd hoped it would be.

Here I thought it was a Fark-ready story about how a man refuses to leave an airplane and claims he's paid for the seats in advance. Bonus: A woman and alcohol are involved.
 
2012-10-14 05:56:23 PM
Stopped in a restaurant that did the same thing, Aero Dogs in Tulare, CA. Apparently the owner ran into all kinds of problems getting it up and running... all sorts of laws on storing planes and such.
 
2012-10-14 06:03:48 PM
holy crap this is old.
 
2012-10-14 06:07:30 PM
Not impressed. He had years to work on it, and it doesn't look very nice.
 
2012-10-14 06:15:16 PM

mark12A: Not impressed. He had years to work on it, and it doesn't look very nice.



Agreed. I, too, hold aircraft-converted-into-living-quarters to very high standards, and my metrics also take "time spent" into account.
 
2012-10-14 06:19:41 PM
Good idea, bad execution.
 
2012-10-14 06:44:53 PM
The Cosmic Muffin did it better and is a boat to boot.

unusuallife.com

unusuallife.com
 
2012-10-14 06:54:51 PM
Is it a retired jetliner? The captions really don't make it clear.
 
2012-10-14 06:55:35 PM

threadjackistan: But does he have a chainsaw hand?


Exactly! I was not giving the Daily Fail another click, so I just hovered until I saw his name, and thought, oh, hell yeah. Dammit, dammit, dammit.
 
2012-10-14 07:12:30 PM

PallMall: After RTFA...
That guy's vision is crap. The 737 looks like a bum's house inside.


And outside. It would have been a lot better with a coat of paint or two. Instead of the cool plane in the woods it should be, it looks like a rotting plane in the woods.
 
2012-10-14 07:13:42 PM

LordOfThePings: [mimg.ugo.com image 300x300]


/Came for the King, leaving Klatuu.
 
2012-10-14 07:13:47 PM
drewblood.com
 
2012-10-14 07:14:13 PM

LordOfThePings: [mimg.ugo.com image 300x300]


also lives in the woods of Oregon
 
2012-10-14 07:27:47 PM

The_Philosopher_King: PallMall: After RTFA...
That guy's vision is crap. The 737 looks like a bum's house inside.

And outside. It would have been a lot better with a coat of paint or two. Instead of the cool plane in the woods it should be, it looks like a rotting plane in the woods.


Exactly. Next we'll be reading a story about a retired school bus driver who is living in a junker bus.
 
2012-10-14 07:40:27 PM
Did anyone notice that EVERY FARKING CAPTION pointed out that the guy pictured as Bruce Campbell?

We get it.

The idea is cool. I bet he had to use a chainsaw to clear the woods out to fit the plane.

m.cdn.blog.hu

/hot

/that was one odd-ass movie, even for Japan
 
2012-10-14 07:55:21 PM
img189.imageshack.us

This moron is quite possibly the worst engineer, ever. In addition to a shower that looks like a retarded Cabbage Patch Doll slapped it together, he's got the entire plane resting on pallets that are going to rot away to nothing in less than a year and leave that thing sitting in the mud. He hasn't actually built anything, it just looks like he took out the seats and moved in his stuff, and his stuff makes him look like a hoarder. 10 years resulted in this? He must be a drunk.
 
2012-10-14 08:01:28 PM
"...has completely renovated the airliner he now calls home"

Uh, no. No he hasn't. That shower needs a little work.
/it's pretty cool, though.
 
2012-10-14 08:05:32 PM
imageshack.us
 
2012-10-14 08:22:38 PM
Am I missing something? I how does a retired, useless jet (sans engines and not in very good shape) cost $100,000?

I would think if you're willing to take one off their hands... handle the legals... AND move it... they'd pretty much give them away.

Unless $100,000 was the "delivered" price.

Article sucks.
 
2012-10-14 08:24:35 PM

phrenicmonkey: [imageshack.us image 634x424]


i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-14 08:39:32 PM
Outside the Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum in St. Augustine, they have a hollowed out log house some guy built. About ten feet diameter, about 40 feet long, the guy did a superb job, with a bed, fireplace, table, etc., all built into the interior curve of the log, all finished and stained and varnished. I was impressed.
 
2012-10-14 08:45:55 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: Am I missing something? I how does a retired, useless jet (sans engines and not in very good shape) cost $100,000?

I would think if you're willing to take one off their hands... handle the legals... AND move it... they'd pretty much give them away.

Unless $100,000 was the "delivered" price.

Article sucks.


I DNRTFA so had no idea that is what he paid. Why wouldn't you just get 2-3 ocean cntrs for far cheaper and then throw the money saved into an actual interior? From the pics, the walls of that thing look like a rat (or rats) have been chewjng on them
 
2012-10-14 09:12:51 PM
That thing can't be insulated worth a damn either. Granted, he lives in Oregon, but still.
 
2012-10-14 09:33:11 PM

Lsherm: [img189.imageshack.us image 634x424]

This moron is quite possibly the worst engineer, ever. In addition to a shower that looks like a retarded Cabbage Patch Doll slapped it together, he's got the entire plane resting on pallets that are going to rot away to nothing in less than a year and leave that thing sitting in the mud. He hasn't actually built anything, it just looks like he took out the seats and moved in his stuff, and his stuff makes him look like a hoarder. 10 years resulted in this? He must be a drunk.


i'm thinking he spends a great deal of time in fantasy land or cleaning epic loads off those front windshields.
 
2012-10-14 09:55:01 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: Am I missing something? I how does a retired, useless jet (sans engines and not in very good shape) cost $100,000?


Well, the 747-200 was a 100,000 pound plane, empty, with engines installed. The dry weight of the P&W JT8D engines (it had three of them) was 4800 pounds a piece, so minus those the plane weighs about 86,000 pounds without the engines. That's a lot of scrap to sell if you were going to sell it all for recycling. However, you still wouldn't get anywhere near a dollar a pound for the aluminum, so that can't account for the whole cost.

Maybe the control systems, landing gear, or electronics were still worth money?
 
2012-10-14 10:23:10 PM
Meanwhile, in Medford, OR, there is a family who bought a brand new 737 and spent $30MM on its interior to make it a home that flies.

Two full bedrooms plus seats that convert to beds, full shower, big open kitchen with an island food prep area that turns into a full-service bar for parties, a movie server that holds 6,800 titles independently to different plasma screens in different rooms, etc., etc.

They weren't crazy, they just had way more money than they could spend, I'd guess.
 
2012-10-14 10:33:56 PM

Yakivegas: That thing can't be insulated worth a damn either. Granted, he lives in Oregon, but still.


Airliners are well insulated - the outside air temperature at cruising altitude is -30 to -65 degrees F. He'd be able to make it through the winter without much trouble, provided he doesn't have a stove that gives him carbon monoxide poisoning. Given his effort with his "shower" - I'm not sure I'd give him the benefit of the doubt.
 
2012-10-14 10:41:57 PM

phrenicmonkey: [imageshack.us image 634x424]


I've seen this before....

freaky.thehappening.org

Oh yeah...

/wasn't surprised that GIS for "redneck mobile home" had a picture of this guy's shiat-a-plane about halfway down the results.
 
2012-10-14 11:00:39 PM
Google earth:
45°24'28.63"N
123° 0'28.27"W
 
2012-10-14 11:21:55 PM
Oh oregon...
 
2012-10-14 11:33:10 PM
Wow at 12' wide and 120' usable long he should have been able to do alot better than that for his living quarters. L sherm's weight estimate isn't that far off but as stripped at that looked it would have been even less probably by an order of 5,000 to 10,000 lbs. That 100,000 price had to include delivery. In a 10 minute search I could find planes of that model which would be feasible to restore to active service for a quarter of a million for the air-frame and engines that weren't that far out of inspection with an equip passenger interior.
 
2012-10-15 12:05:04 AM

rooftop235: holy crap this is old.


OLD NEWS IS SO EXCITING!
 
2012-10-15 12:30:49 AM
FTA: Mr Campbell says many visitors to his bizarre bolthole have fallen in love with it.



I honestly read that as butthole, and wondered WTF I was reading.

Dear Penthouse,

I never thought this would happen to me, but I've recently had a lot of visitors visit my...
 
2012-10-15 01:13:15 AM
Maxor

nerd. : )
 
2012-10-15 01:14:34 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk

I'm assuming (hoping) most trained engineers aren't hermit-like hoarding hacks that do the majority of their home decorating shopping at K-Mart
 
2012-10-15 01:54:03 AM

reubendaley: I'm assuming (hoping) most trained engineers aren't hermit-like hoarding hacks that do the majority of their home decorating shopping at K-Mart


I'm a trained mechanical engineer and even I think his "house" is a little too utilitarian. Even if he spends most of his time outdoors, over ten years he could have really tricked that place out for very little money. Instead, he seems to have built a storage unit for his stuff. Engineers don't want to live in storage units unless they are hoarders.

For farks sake, he removed the seats, removed the carpet on the floor (the acrylic in your picture is stock), and then didn't do anything else. He's either lazy or crazy. It's still stock finishing on the walls.
 
2012-10-15 07:27:22 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: Meanwhile, in Medford, OR, there is a family who bought a brand new 737 and spent $30MM on its interior to make it a home that flies.

Two full bedrooms plus seats that convert to beds, full shower, big open kitchen with an island food prep area that turns into a full-service bar for parties, a movie server that holds 6,800 titles independently to different plasma screens in different rooms, etc., etc.

They weren't crazy, they just had way more money than they could spend, I'd guess.


fc04.deviantart.net

Lsherm: He's either lazy or crazy.


Or?
 
2012-10-15 11:57:27 AM
i know its been covered, but just to reaffirm, he did a really shiatty job.
 
2012-10-15 07:41:19 PM

reubendaley: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x424]

I'm assuming (hoping) most trained engineers aren't hermit-like hoarding hacks that do the majority of their home decorating shopping at K-Mart


There are engineers that aren't?
 
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