Most people get restless on flights over three or four hours long, but one Oregonian man has been living on an airliner for 15 years, and says he now has eyes on Miyazaki, Japan for his next destination.

For US$243,000, American Bruce Campbell built his dream house on 10 acres of land in Portland, Oregon, by upcycling a retired Boeing 727 airliner.


He’s been living on the airplane since 1999, which has been outfitted with everything he needs, including a fully-functioning kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room.

▼ Check out this impressive set up.



▼ Probably the cleanest toilet you’ll ever see on an aircraft.


Campbell isn’t the first person to save an old airliner from going on the scrap-heap, but he may be one of the practice’s biggest advocates. In fact there’s a growing number of people turning planes like these into their own creative living spaces, no doubt thanks to much of the information Campbell himself has provided on his airliner remodel, AirplaneHome.com. (It’s worth a click, especially for the beautiful, high-resolution images.)

Now he says he’s up for the challenge of building a second airliner home in Miyazaki, Japan, where he reportedly spends around half of his year.

We’re not sure what Japan’s restrictions are, if any, on parking an plane on your property, but Campbell says these outdated machines could serve not only as personal homes, but as lifeboats in case of a tsunami emergency.

And as far as real estate in Miyazaki goes, he might be in luck. According to an article by The Japan Times, land prices in the area were in decline last year. Procuring or importing an airliner, on the other hand, is probably a different story, but he’s done his homework and isn’t backing down from the challenge.

When Campbell isn’t busy with his remodeling projects and his company, you’ll find him listening to artists like Yuko Pomily.

If you’re curious to see if he can accomplish his new goal or see what kind of Japanese red tape a project like this entails, be sure to follow his progress on HikoukiIe.com.

Source: Asiantown, YouTube/Pomily
Feature/insert images: AirplaneHome.com