From jet to dream house: The dismantling
To get it ready for travel, the plane was “filleted” (sliced in half lengthwise, with wings still attached).
Then the plane was cut into sections. The entire 747 had enough strong, lightweight parts to create the main house and six smaller structures, including an art studio, a barn, and a meditation pavilion that uses the cockpit window as a skylight.
This lower half, once a cargo hold, will form the barn's roof.