Living in a Jumbo Jet

A new home in Malibu, CA is being constructed using the parts from a Boeing 747. The client asked the architect to use recycled materials as much as possible, and the plane parts were relatively affordable.

Many 747s were retired when newer models came along, so architect David Hertz was able to get an entire plane's worth of material for only $35,000.

Full Story: Architect Designs New Home from Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Scraps

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