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A good way to retire - together with your private jet

Our coverage of recycling airplanes into houses, restaurants, hotels, etc. has proved quite popular (see our Mystery Plane in Your Backyard). Here is a small collection of further findings of cool converted jets around the world.

We'll start with a cool Boeing 727 House, located in Costa Rica. Suzanne Pope sends us some images:

(images credit: Mr. Vincent Costello, via)

You can check into this house, too - this is part of the spectacular Costa Verde Resort

Nice interior design, cozy and warm:

The view is outstanding (almost as good as being "up in the air") -

(images credit: Mr. Vincent Costello, via)

Another Boeing 727 fuselage turned into a cost-effective and energy-efficient house: Jo Ann Ussery's estate at Benoit, Lake Whittington, Mississippi, USA -

(image via)

An old Bristol freighter plane converted to "bed and breakfast" - in Otorohanga, New Zealand:

(images via)

Red Lane's DC-8 home (originally built for Eastern Airlines in 1960) - now resides in Ashland City, Tenn.

(photo By Bob Shane, via)

Using wings and other parts of an airplane as very structurally-sound and efficient components of a house (more info) -

(images via)

Need a guest room? Add an airplane to your house! Aviation artist Richard Broome adds a full cockpit of Boeing 727-222A to his studio, more info:

(photos by James Broome via, and Jerilee Bennett via 1, 2)

Vliegtuigsuite, Teuge Airport Hotel, Netherlands

This one-of-a-kind luxury hotel suite has sauna, jaccuzzi... and a Cold War-era cockpit - inside a beautifully converted 120-seat 1960 East German plane (the former plane of Erich Honecker?). This is a real thing, courtesy Dutch company HotelSuites, not some viral concept like the infamous Hotelicopter... You can get your morning cup of coffee sitting in a pilot chair, gazing on a runway and planes taking off for blue skies:

(images via)

Runway Dreams in Stockholm

Another Jumbo turned into a hostel, this time it's a retrofitted 747-200 at the Stockholm-Arlanda airport: rated "Best Hotel Novelty of the Year" - JumboHostel

(images credit: JumboHostel)

Recycled Airplane Library

BLDGBLOG writes about this impressive concept of stacking a bunch of discarded jet fuselages to create a huge library building - complete with cozy reading rooms book collections inside the fuselages.

(images via 1, 2)

More bits, wings, and pieces

An old Soviet plane, transformed into a bar in Olomouc, Czech Republic - Latka Bar:

(image via)

Another plane cafe in Russia: this is actually a roadside eatery, serving drivers on the “Don” highway -

(images via)

An old C-97 plane converted into a disco (in Barcelona, Spain):

(image via)

McDonald's in Taupo, New Zealand, uses an old DC3 to attract visitors:

(image via)

Flannery's Restaurant in Penndel, Pennsylvania, features a Lockheed Super Constellation:

(photo by J. Roger Bentley, via)

Air Restaurant Tupolev TU-104 in Petrovice, Czech Republic:

(image credit: Philip Heymann, drs-spotter.de)

Lufthansa Vickers Viscount 814 Restaurant in Langenhagen, Germany:

(image credit: Tim Corduan)

Need to transport an old airplane to your lot for recycling? Apparently you can do it with a simple pickup truck (just make sure you put the "Oversize Load" warnings):

(transporting DC-6 in Fairbanks, Alaska - photos by Stephen Cysewski, more here)



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Anonymous Moose Gueydan said...

a C10-based hot dog and sandwich stand: killer philly steaks and cheezewiz dogs


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I've actually visited three of these. (the 1 in Costa Rica,then the 2 in the Czech rep.)
nice post. :)

Blogger Phoenix Van De Graaff said...

its like..........wwwWWWOOOWWWwww........

Blogger flyin4alivin said...

Too Cool!!!! As an airline Captain I spend 200+ hours in a plane each month. Why not live in one? That would be completely awesome.

Anonymous AdamSok said...

Great collection! I've actually seen a few in the Penndel area of Pa. Very cool stuff!

Blogger Pozo said...

hungarian one (second image):http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Il%E2%80%9318

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a restaurant but a museum: Interflug Il-62 "Lady Agnes" at Gollenberg. Was flown to location and landed on an 900 m grass strip normally used for gliders only - this aircraft type normally is supposed to have 2500+ m. Pilot was Heinz-Dieter Kallbach.




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