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Man turned a Boeing 727-200 into his home and pays just $370 per month to live there

Man turned a Boeing 727-200 into his home and pays just $370 per month to live there

This is an amazing way to re-use an abandoned jet.

Would you give up all your home amenities to live in an abandoned plane?

That's exactly what 73-year-old Bruce Campbell (not the actor, or this would be even more amazing) is doing in Hillsboro, Oregon.

He lives in a scrapped Boeing 727 passenger jet, one that once had space for some 200 passengers.

As he demonstrates in a handy TikTok walkthrough of his home for CNBC Make It, Campbell has done an impressive job outfitting the plane, which he apparently pays $370 a month for.

On the one hand, that's a very low rent for a living space that technically comes in at 1,066 square feet, but on the other, life doesn't exactly look luxurious inside the jet.


Campbell walked CNBC through his home, pointing out the futon sofa where he sleep and relaxes, along with a rudimentary bathroom that's still basically the same as it was when the jet was flying commercial routes.

He's managed to create a fairly simple shower indoors, too, having previously had to endure a "harsh" outdoor shower experience - Oregon can get really cold in winter!

He then shows off his kitchen area, which is again very simple, reliant mostly on a microwave and toaster oven.

One quaint touch is that he says he uses the dining cart from the original flight service as his pantry, which is a fun way to get some extra storage.

The plane is surprisingly bare, though, with its carpeting stripped out and almost all of the seats also gone.

This makes for more space, but it doesn't exactly look warm and cosy, especially compared to some other converted jets that you might have seen.

Brad Kathrins / Getty
Brad Kathrins / Getty

Still, the comments under CBNC's TikTok upload of the interview with Campbell have some really nice details to offer up.

Multiple people in the thread have actually met Campbell - including one who said: "Went to go meet him last week. Such a nice guy! Gave us a full tour of his airplane home, and let us mess around with flight controls."

Another had a similar experience: "I visited in 2019. Really nice guy and interesting home."

So, Campbell is clearly just as happy to share his interesting living space with others as he appears in the interview, and with good reason.

After all, the amount of waste that happens in our world is a major shame, and with airliners producing huge amounts of emissions while they're active, repurposing them into homes after they're grounded seems like a great way to push back in a more positive direction.

Featured Image Credit: CNBC Make It/YouTube

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