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Recycled jumbo jet
Photo by Dave Lauridsen; written by Kathleen N. Brenzel

Home in an recycled airplane

Home of the future, extreme recycling, or just plain eccentric? We can’t decide. But this house, 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.

More: How a junked jumbo jet became a home


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