Most people can't wait to get the hell off their plane and hurry back to their lives. Bruce Campbell (no, not the one from Evil Dead...everyone knows he lives in a sweet Oldsmobile), however, sees no difference between the plane and his home, as he's lived in a Boeing 727 in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon since 1999. And now, he wants to upgrade to a bigger plane.
The 64-year-old retired engineer and aviation geek has been living in a 1,066sqft jet for half of every year since 1999, after he decided to transform a scrap passenger 727 plane into a DIY aviation-themed apartment.
He spends the other six months of each year in Japan, where, in either Miyazaki or Tanegashima, Nippon, he has said he hopes to buy a retired 747 and convert it into a bigger, more luxurious home.
Campbell bought the 10 acres of land his plane sits on on for $23,000, and spent a further $100,000 on the old 727; on his website AirplaneHome.com, Campbell estimates he's spent a total of $220,000 overall on the project. Still, that's about $50,000 less than the average price of a new home in the U.S.
Also, if you weren't paying attention: The guy lives in an airplane, parked in the woods.
Much of the jet's interior remains true to its past as a passenger plane, with the cockpit fully intact. Unlike this flashy private jet, however, Campbell's 153ft-long aircraft stays quite literally grounded. Dinner usually consists of microwave-ready meals and canned food -- perhaps a step up from actual airline meals. Campbell sleeps on a sofa-bed, uses the plane's working bathroom, and bathes in a shower he made himself.
Here's the plane he currently calls home: