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User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3707 times:

Hi all!!

I came over a interesting article today about a guy named Bruce Campbell that converted a old B727-200 to his new home in the forrest.

Article - sorry in German

Translation from German:

Bruce Campbell leads the journalists of the news transmitter "CNN" in the middle of a forest piece. He wants to show them his new home. The way is worthwhile, because Campbells freshly furnished home is no usual wooden hut. The man from Oregon lives in a desolate Boeing 727-200.

Proudly points Campbell one of three toilets which he has brought in the old machine of the Olympic to airways again to the running. The fact that she is small, does not disturb him: «I am also small», he says. In the cabin he has most seats herausmontiert, now for it his sofa and an easy shower stand there. «A lot of intimacy does not offer this shower, but if one lives alone in the middle of the wood, this is not the main problem», explains Campbell further.

He already has the most necessary: Stream and an iPod with his favorite music. And Campbell already knows where he best stays: in the cockpit. However, even if he spends many hours at his new home, Campbell is glad about the summer: «The wings offer a pleasant shade.»
Video - Souce: CNN

Would that be a choice of your's? If yes then something else then a B722? What you think about it?  

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12364 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

As much as I love the B-727, I think I would like a bigger Boeing, maybe a B-707, B-757, or B-767-300.

User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4641 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2662 times:

I believe that the US major airlines are now starting to phase out their 757s (I know American is), so I wouldn't be surprised if in years from now we hear of a guy buying a used 757 and transform it into his new home. I don't love it as much as I love the 727, but it would still be a cool thing to do.
Thanks for the links, I enjoyed watching the video.

Ben Soriano

Ben Soriano
User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3126 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

Quoting B738FlyUIA (Thread starter):
Would that be a choice of your's?

It would, except that 727s and narrow-bodied aircraft in general aren't even as wide inside as the average house trailer.

Quoting B738FlyUIA (Thread starter):
If yes then something else then a B722?

A DC-10 or an L-1011 would probably make a much more livable home long term. However, getting a retired DC-10 or L-1011 to one's property could prove to be a real challenge unless one happened to live in the desert near an aircraft boneyard.

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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 29497 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2):
As much as I love the B-727, I think I would like a bigger Boeing, maybe a B-707, B-757, or B-767-300.

Due to the T-tail design, the overall length of the 727-200 is actually 3 inches longer than the longest 707s (the -320/420). However the 707-320/420 fuselage is about 9 feet longer than the 722.

User currently offlineebj1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

747-300! Master bedroom would be upstairs! Personal home office in the nose, then lay out the rest according to your desires. I think I'd put the dining room between the office and the rest of the place; kind of a neutral zone where it'd be a bit quiet. Just my two cents worth!  

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User currently offlinerikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1846 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

Bruce has been working on this project for over a decade now.


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