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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 Ron Senso

From jet to dream house: Deconstruction

Architect Hertz likens the reuse of the plane’s 4.5 million parts to recycling a “big aluminum can.”

A 50-foot long section of the upper fuselage will be the roof of an art studio on the property. Another section of the fuselage, along with the upper first-class cabin, will become the guest house roof.


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