28 Sep '11, 6pm

Architect recycles a 747 jet into a house

Architect recycles a 747 jet into a house

Architect David Hertz paid $35,000 for a jumbo jet at a scrap dealer that specializes in old airplanes. Then he had to get permission from 17 different government agencies to turn it into a house -- including the FAA, which needed to determine that pilots flying over it wouldn't mistake it for an airplane crash site. The result is a California home that incorporates almost the entire plane (but does not look like a crash site in the least). The first class cabin, for example, became a guest house.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-09-28-architect-recycles-a...

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