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Living in an aeroplane - Life aboard an airplane

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Living in an aeroplane - Life aboard an airplane

People live in boats, railway carriages, even in converted buses, so why not live in an aeroplane?

It's a difficult proposition in the UK, but certainly in the States it is feasible. There are companies selling off redundant aircraft to people who have a plot of land to put them. Or should I say a plot to land them in? It is reckoned that you need at least an acre to give you enough room.

The B734 shown is 153 feet long and is often sited on hilltops to get a good view. (See the B747 below.) This makes quite a spectacular home.

One company will sell you a steel tube that is placed in the ground on spot footings. The tube carries all the service pipes, and even a lift if you so want. The plane is then fitted on top of the tube in such a way that it will rotate with the wind, acting rather like a giant weather-vane

You can have a fixed staircase instead of a lift. This is fitted to the wings, and so rotates with the plane, so access could be a bit bumpy in a gale. But who said this was a boring way to live?

The wings are altered prior to sale, so that the ailerons do not move. The engines are also removed. In fact it is guaranteed that the planes will no longer fly.

With all the inside bits and bobs removed, (luggage racks and bulkheads) there is quite a lot of space for a series of rooms 11 feet wide.

And there are two cargo holds underneath which can also be converted into living space or workrooms.

In Florida planes are often sited on boggy ground, or land designated as flood plain. This means one can live comfortably in a zone generally not considered conducive to habitation.

First buy your plot. It could be really cheap.

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