Bruce Campell, a 64-year-old retired electrical engineer has always had a very creative vision. When he was in his early twenties, he bought a 10-acre piece of land for 23,000 dollars in the woods of Hillsboro, Oregon with a very clear vision on what to do with it. He took an old airplane and a big piece of land and turned it into the most unique home on earth.
Ever since he was young, Campbell has had an affinity for tinkering with old objects and creating new things. His plan for this piece of land was to use it as the place to build a home for himself, a home he wanted to fashion out of several different freighters. It seemed to be a very innovative plan, but then Campbell heard about a home someone else had built. About two decades after he first came up with his plan, Bruce Campbell heard about Joanne Ussery, a hairdresser from Mississippi. She’d bought a Boeing 727 and transformed it into a home. Her previous home had burned down, so she chose to renovate a functional airplane next to a quiet river. This made Campbell think and he decided to change his plans.
In 1999, Campbell decided to buy a Boeing 727 aircraft from Olympic Airways for a whopping 100,000 dollars. When he’d bought the plane, he needed to transport the enormous vehicle to the forest in Oregon. Since the plane had to be imported from Athens, Greece, this transportation turned out to be a bit of an issue. The transport costs eventually added up to about 120,000 dollars, which meant that he basically paid 220,000 dollars for the plane. To him, though the plane was worth every single penny.
The inside of the plane has all the comforts you might need. A lot of the original elements of the plane have been kept the way they were, like some of the original seats as well as the toilet. Campbell even added a washing machine and a sink.
The Boeing 727 offers a lot of space, but Campbell lives quite modestly in his unusual home. He sleeps on a futon, cooks using a microwave and a toaster, eats mainly cereals and canned food, and builds a lot of improvised equipment himself.
We’re not sure if we’d like to live in this plane like Campbell does, but we’re definitely impressed with what he managed to do! Just look at this airplane; doesn’t it look cool? It must feel so good to accomplish something huge like this.