It might have cost him $220,000 and several years of his life, but for Bruce Campbell, restoring this old plane was worth it. The former electrical engineer went on a mission to save retired jetliners from being scrapped, even if it meant living right inside them. Just wait until you see what he’s done with the place.
Oh, and you can unfasten your seat belts — this flight isn’t going anywhere.
WTF?! This guy lives in a jet
Jet lifeWant to impress your date? Bring them to an abandoned airplane in the middle of the woods. OK — so there are a few social pitfalls that come with living inside of an old jet. But if you can look past all that, this might be the life for you. Reuters
Waking upYou'd start off your day in typical fashion by brushing your teeth. You can see here that Campbell retrofitted the old Boeing 727 with on-site laundry and running water. While it might seem odd, hundreds of people have converted old aircraft into homes in Texas, Costa Rica and the Netherlands. Reuters
A unique spaceNow, anyone with a little creative juice would have already installed an arcade, indoor driving range and mini drag-race track somewhere in the airplane. But Campbell? He sleeps on a futon. For food, he only eats things that come out of a can, because there's only a microwave and a toaster oven inside. Cooking from scratch is futile. Reuters
The bathrooms suckNothing is more pleasant than answering nature's call in the cramped quarters of an airplane bathroom. Amirite? Poor Campbell has to squeeze himself in here everyday. Even worse, this place will never grant you access to the ultra-exclusive mile-high club. Reuters
Your very own cockpit"Attention all passengers, this is your pilot speaking." Come on, an intercom system in your own home? That's pretty cool. But still, how long can go around playing pilot like this before it all starts to feel weird? Reuters
Why are you shaving?Like...really weird. Reuters
Where's the exit?!That's it. Get out of the way, Campbell. I'm getting out of here. Reuters