March 30, 2008
Airport Journals has a piece on using retired passenger jets as homes. Maybe it’s just me, but I found the whole idea incredibly intriguing.
JoAnn Ussery, shown here, lost her home in an ice storm, and replaced it with a Continental Airlines 727.
Ussery named her dream house “Little Trump,” a reference to Donald Trump’s $16-million corporate jet, also a Boeing 727. The floor plan consisted of three bedrooms, a living room/dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry area and her favorite room, the master bathroom with a Jacuzzi, in what was once the cockpit.
The tail was anchored in 18 inches of concrete. The nose extended out past the shoreline of the lake, giving the 727 home a dynamic look, as if it were flying. The 11-foot-wide cabin looks roomy with the high-density airline seats removed. The 76 side windows and 10 cockpit windows provide ample illumination.
Her story is one of several on the site – have a look: