Not really into the idea of living in a traditional house? Why not follow in the footsteps of this American Grandma, who decided to make an abandoned Boeing 727 passenger jetliner into her dream home.
Jo Ann Ussery is an American Grandmother and hairstylist, who decided to purchase an old Continental Airlines’ Boeing 727 after her mobile home was destroyed in an ice storm.
According to Airport Journals, Jo Ann paid $2,000 for the plane and another $4,000 to a removal company to have it moved to her spot next to a lake in Benoit, Wisconsin.
She then took on the project of creating her dream home.
Jo Ann worked on most of the renovation herself, which included installing floors, connecting electricity, sorting out some decent plumbing, and setting up a phone line.
(Imagine trying to get Telstra to do that!)
She removed the aircraft seats, which created an 11ft-wide space, with 76 side windows and 10 cockpit windows. Hello, natural lighting!
According to reports, Jo Ann spent around $24,000 USD on the project to create her dream three-bedroom home; complete with living room, dining room, laundry room, master bathroom, and hot tub!
It also had a working telephone and air conditioning, as well as an oven, washing machine, and dishwasher.
She named her plane home “Little Trump”… which we feel is an interesting choice. Apparently it was inspired by the now-President’s $16m corporate jet.
Jo Ann moved into her dream aircraft home in 1995 and the internet seems to be unsure whether she still lives there. Perhaps she was simply “doing it for the gram” before the gram was even a thing.
Good effort Jo Ann, very innovative!
Would you live in an abandoned aircraft?
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