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Californian Woman To Build House Out Of 747  
User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7272 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4926216.stm
http://www.syndesisinc.com/index-arch.html

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Ms Rehwald has to obtain various permits to go ahead with construction.

In particular, she has been asked by the civil aviation authorities to mark the elements of the plane visible from the sky to show that they are not part of a crashed aircraft.

What a crazy but innovative idea~ The wing is already a complete self supporting structure so all that needs to be done is to put it on some supports at the root and the tip, make it water tight (which might be a nightmare), put some glass around the sides~ easy peasy...


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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7187 times:

Personally, I'm very very very envious.  bomb  Only in America I guess.
I think this is a nice way for a plane to keep on living.



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User currently offlineDesh From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7024 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 1):
Personally, I'm very very very envious. Only in America I guess.
I think this is a nice way for a plane to keep on living.

Just what I was going to say - nice business if you can get Anutters interested - refurbished 747 cockpit for "study" or a wet bar ? they would have to do something about the restrooms though ....  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7000 times:

There actually was a nightclub in Rochester NY that was called the 747. The interior was that of a 747. Interesting bar.


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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6975 times:

When first reading the title, I thought it meant a house inside an INTACT 747. Now I realize it is just the wing. The design looks nice though.

If I were to do something like that, I would keep the plane fuselage intact and refurbish the inside to fit my needs which would include: having the bedroom on the upper deck, shower in the cockpit area (with iced over windows of course  Wink), living room in the nose, dining room in the middle, kitchen after that, and a den at the tail. That would be AWESOME!!!

P.S. this of course would only be my summer home!  Wink



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User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6827 times:

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 4):
When first reading the title, I thought it meant a house inside an INTACT 747. Now I realize it is just the wing

Not really..."The wing of the Boeing jet will be used for the roof, its nose as a meditation temple while its trademark "bulge" will serve as a loft."

She will be using more than just the wing. Sounds neat though



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User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6790 times:

Quoting Nkops (Reply 5):
its nose as a meditation temple

That's California alright....did'nt even need it in the title!



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User currently offlineNightFlier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 284 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6551 times:

Wicked! I want one  hissyfit . They must sell alot of MB's to afford that price tag.


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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6535 times:

Well she has taken a different approach..
There is a company that has been converting 727's to homes for years
http://www.maxpoweraero.com/ACHomes.htm

I would love to upscale that and use a 747... use the wings as decks, home theatre in the tail section using the natural slope there. Office in the cockpit, lounge above the wings, bedroom upstairs and in the nose, storage space, laundry and gym in the hold, kitchen between the lounge and the tail. yeah  Smile

I've been thinking about this for 3 years now  Smile



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User currently offlineMudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6535 times:

There is a lady in Benoit, MS that has house made out of a 727 fuselage still intact. She has had it for at least 10 yrs. She even has it open for tours. It looks really cool. I remember when they had to tow it down Hwy 82 from Greenwood. She bought it from the Memphis Group.

User currently offlineTigerotor77W From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6387 times:

Awww, I wanted to be the first to do this...

Actually my idea was to take retired aircraft and convert them to homes (sleeping areas, at the minimum) for the homeless.


User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6340 times:

I wonder, how heavy is a 747 with no seats, galleys, engines, apu, fuel?
Empty weight of an operational 747-200 from memory is about 177,000kg
do you think it would come in at under 100,000kg? Also how heavy are the wings? If transporting a fuselage only with no wings or tail I would imagine it would be around 60,000kg?



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User currently offlineOyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2732 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6099 times:

Here is some more pictures of the building in Aftenposten.no the Norwegian newspaper.


http://www.aftenposten.no/forbruker/...lig/bildeserier/article1287693.ece

Press "flere" for more pictures.

It says that the owner is an Mercedes-Benz dealer in California who wanted a environmental friendlyhouse with feminin shapes. The designers answer was to recycle a Tower Air 747. The section with the upper deck is to be used as a guest house  Smile



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User currently offlineGlareskin From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 1304 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6057 times:

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 4):
P.S. this of course would only be my summer home!

Of course for the rest of the year you need the roomier A389 estate... Big grin



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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6017 times:

Pictures: Woman building house from Tower Air 747 told by FAA to mark 'crash site'

A Californian woman attempting to make a home out of a retired Boeing 747 has been told by the US Federal Aviation Administration to use clear markings on the fuselage parts to avoid alarming passengers flying into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...7+told+by+FAA+to+mark+'crash.html

[Edited 2006-04-21 17:29:10]

User currently offlineYVRlonghauler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 5891 times:

An A.nutter, perhaps?

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