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Junked jumbo jet becomes dream home

Extreme recycling: Watch a cutting-edge house take wing in the Malibu hills

Recycled jet home
Photo by Dave Lauridsen

From jet to dream house: Ultimate reuse in Malibu

Home of the future, extreme recycling, or just plain eccentric? We can’t decide. But this house-in-progress, built from a deconstructed 747 jumbo jet, is what we’d like to see more of in the future: Let’s call it industrial-strength prefab.

Click ahead to see how it's coming together, and how you can find a junked plane, too.

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