Imagine you’re in the woods. As you walk and enjoy the scenery, you chance upon an airplane. What would be your first thought? Maybe you’d wonder if there had been an unidentified plane crash in the area. You might even think you’ve come across an old junkyard for planes. If you are in Hillsboro, Oregon, however, then you just stumbled upon Bruce Campbell’s not-so-humble home.
Now we are sure that Campbell is not the first person to ever create a home from something that was intended to be used for something else entirely. There are many other people who have made some pretty crazy homes for themselves. Let’s suppose that cars and boats becoming homes are not that strange – we see them all the time. But what about other things?
There are many cultures that have created their living spaces in and within trees. There are others that have used straw, mud, bricks and stone, but who would have ever thought to use an actual airplane? Well, we now know the answer to that question.
Taking an airplane and converting it into a home was by no means going to be an easy task for Bruce Campbell. There were so many different obstacles in his way. Even if we don’t get into the laws surrounding such a job, can you even begin to think what it would be like to lug the massive aircraft into his backyard? And possibly even more challenging, who said that it would be easy or worth it to transform the Boeing 727 into a home that could accommodate his needs. It’s not like the plane is shaped in such a way that would grant him space to make a spacious living room, kitchen or bedroom. However we need to remember that we’re talking about a really talented man!
Bruce used to be an electrical engineer but he is now retired. He is quite inventive and likes to transform old planes into wonderful upcycled masterpieces. It’s his belief that airplanes have much more potential than their intended use. With his really good imagination, he has used an old airplane, which would have been turned into scrap metal, and a piece of land, into creating the most unique abode on Earth. Let’s take a peek inside it!
Retired electrical engineer Bruce Campbell is now 64 years old but he never lost his creative vision. Back when he was still in his 20s, he bought a piece of land, which measures 10 acres, in Hillsboro, Oregon for $23,000. Although it is located deep in a forest, Bruce had in mind a really clear vision for his land.