Airplanes are perhaps the hardest things to get rid off. That is why, with a little creativity and a small budget, one can cleverly reuse them. Some already ahead and created some of the coolest, oddest or funniest hangout.other uses of airplanes

This is a house built by Bruce Campbell out of the Boeing 727 – he got a trendy, one-of-a-kind villa in the woods.

other uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesother uses of airplanes“Cosmic Muffin” is the most unusual boat, made out of a rare and historic aircraft – the Boeing 307 Stratoliner “( dating back from 1937)other uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesBefore the Cosmic Muffin, there was the Penthouse. The Boeing 307 Stratoliner was fitted with a luxury interior, including a bedroom, and named The Flying Penthouse after being used in World War II. It was originally owned by Howard Hughes which he bought in 1939.other uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesThis Boeing 307, the Clipper Flying Cloud belongs to the Pan American Airways and has been restored for the National Air and Space Museum (the Smithsonian). The fully functional plane is the world’s only remaining Stratoliner.other uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesThis villa in South Africa was not meant to have an aircraft as a penthouse, but a funny incident made it that way. Until the plane is removed, the inhabitants enjoy their own private, fully equipped plane.other uses of airplanes

This is not as uncommon as the rest, but it’s certainly something worth seeing while in Russia. The aviation museum in Russia is one of a kind.

other uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesWhen you see an abandoned airplane, you naturally try to make the best of it. This is what some clever Romanians did somewhere near a national road – a functional restaurant in a deserted aircraft.other uses of airplanesAn aircraft turned into an yacht. Until the rescue team arrives, one can enjoy the sun and water on the wing of the plane.other uses of airplanesThe following Fairchild C-123 was a part of one of the biggest scandals in the mid 1980’s, involved in Reagan’s plan to free US hostages held in Lebanon.  Long story short, the plane was shot down in southern Nicaragua and was eventually abandoned at the International Airport in San Jose. The current owners bought it for $3,000 and turned it into “El avion” – a restaurant, bar, coffee store, and a relic of the Cold War.other uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesother uses of airplanesFor some Airline news, head on down to AirlinePost.com

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Posted by spigok | June 18th, 2008 6:16 pm

The 727 villa it’s definitely the best use an old plane could have



Posted by S | June 18th, 2008 8:22 pm

I remember seeing a plane restaurant in Addis Abeba in Ethiopia. I can’t find any pics though…



Posted by meneame.net | June 19th, 2008 12:02 pm

La segunda vida de los aviones…

Después de que se hayan retirado del servicio, muchos aviones siguen siendo utilizados, pero no para volar precisamente. Como casas, como barcos, como bares… en el enlace, una colección de fotos de 10 aviones que han tenido una segunda vida….



Posted by Pamela | June 19th, 2008 3:51 pm

Wow its amazing how they make it into a home. I wonder how much is it.



Posted by a | June 19th, 2008 7:03 pm

An airplane without any wings? Now thats humor



Posted by ionku | June 19th, 2008 7:32 pm

@a – u stupid as hell



Posted by JohnnyC | July 24th, 2008 4:37 am

You forgot the world’s largest weathervane, located in Whitehorse, Yukon.

http://explorenorth.com/library/aviation/cf-cpy.html



Posted by lalaa | July 24th, 2008 11:05 am

in germany there is a plane converted into a slide. its pretty amazing



Posted by Rich B | July 24th, 2008 1:10 pm

In Olomouc, Czech Republic, there is a Tu104 in use as a bar, just outside the city centre. It’s next to the stadium. See http://www.flickr.com/photos/14629221@N00/1257125685/



Posted by the x | July 24th, 2008 2:40 pm

i-a-b strikes again



Posted by Scott | July 24th, 2008 11:29 pm

The Fairchild C-123 sits in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. I’ve been there. Nice view, but strange to see the plane.

Manuel Antonio is a high end resort area, mostly geared toward tourism.

Bruce Willis and Madonna stayed down the street during our second visit (yeah, who cares).



Posted by matt | July 25th, 2008 12:04 am

Here’s a story on the Boeing 307 “Clipper Flying Cloud” shown above.
I’m not sure if it ever did make it to the Smith…
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/64484_main29.shtml



Posted by Mike Colyar | July 25th, 2008 8:19 am

There’s a Douglas DC-2 without any wings in Guerro Negro at the border between Northern and Southern Baja Mexico in use as a small restaurant.



Posted by nodroger | July 25th, 2008 10:01 am

Go I-A-B!



Posted by Joe | July 25th, 2008 4:42 pm

The Flying Cloud has been in the Smithsonians Udvar-Hazy annex since it opened a few years ago.



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More non-flying ex-space oddities on this site.



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that plane on that house in South Africa looks weird



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