15 years ago, electrical engineer Bruce Campbell purchased a Boeing 727 jetliner that was about to be scrapped. He hauled it to a wooded suburb near Portland, Oregon. Since that time, he's been gradually turning it into a home. Why? Because Campbell says that a jetliner is an ideal starting point for a house:
Jetliners are masterful works of aerospace science, and their superlative engineering grace is unmatched by any other structures people can live within. They're incredibly strong, durable, and long lived. And they easily withstand any earthquake or storm. Their interior is easy to keep immaculately clean because they are sealed pressure canisters, so dust and insects can't intrude from the outside. And they're quite secure - when all the doors are closed and locked, they're highly resistant to intruders. So the human hearts inside feel wonderfully safe and comfortable.
So far, the renovation project has cost Campbell about $218,000. He spends about 6 months a year working on it.
(Photos: Bruce Campbell)