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New Home out of a 747!

  1. Apr 22, 2006 #1

    Astronuc

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    Woman to build house out of 747

    Now how's that for recycling?

    :rolleyes:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4926216.stm
     
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  3. Apr 22, 2006 #2

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    It should be well insulated at least....
     
  4. Apr 22, 2006 #3
    It should be an airplane
     
  5. Apr 22, 2006 #4

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    If it is one of the original 747's, then it could be passed its airworthiness or design life.

    There are several fields in California and Arizona where aged aircraft are stored - even some relatively young aircraft - simply because the owners cannot afford to operate them.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2006 #5

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    Actually, looking at the drawing they show accompanying the article, I like the way it looks. It's very modern and open looking. If you didn't know it was designed with airplane parts, you wouldn't necessarily realize it when looking at the drawing. (Of course, I'm drooling more over the 55 acres of property part.)
     
  7. Apr 22, 2006 #6

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    Some people are bonkers, it looks more like a green house, i would not give tupence for it.
     
  8. Apr 22, 2006 #7

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    Well, it's meant to be a "green" house. :biggrin: I don't think I'd want to live in a place like that...too cold for me with all that metal...but I can appreciate the architecture. It looks like it would be very inviting as a museum of modern art or a concert hall or even a library, but some people like living in places like that too. I like all the angles and windows.
     
  9. Apr 22, 2006 #8
    Hah, yea right moonbear. That place looks like what its made out of, junk. That has no visual appeal to it. Why not go all the way and get an old car and make it look like its crashing through the wall, er I mean fuselage?
     
  10. Apr 22, 2006 #9

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    we have to make allowances for Moon B, she sees good in everything.:smile:
     
  11. Apr 22, 2006 #10

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    Really? Did you look at the picture? Not the first one of the airplane...that's not the house...but at the end of the article, there's a drawing of what the house is planned to look like. It doesn't look at all like a pile of junk to me. The only thing missing is a view of the ocean from all those windows! :biggrin: (I got a chuckle that the FAA is requiring her to clearly mark all visible airplane parts so they aren't confused with a crashed plane from the sky....I wonder how that's to be done, and what it would do to the appearance?)
     
  12. Apr 22, 2006 #11
    Sorry moonbear,

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    What is so artistic about slapping a wing on as a roof? That look's like a poor deisgn. If its an airplane theme, make it look like a modern airport. :rolleyes: Hopefully a strong wind will come by, create lots of lift, and rip that atrocious house off of its foundation and it will fly away, never to return again.
     
  13. Apr 22, 2006 #12

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    I am puzzled by that statment
    What is she supposed to do - write in big letters, "THIS IS NOT A CRASH".

    On the positive side - The house will take in mountain, valley and sea views :tongue2:
     
  14. Apr 22, 2006 #13

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    I only caught that on a second reading (when I was checking to make sure there wasn't more than one picture). That definitely is a plus...with all those windows, I would hope there's a spectacular view to enjoy.

    Note to self: Don't let Woolie or Cyrus design a house for me...we obviously have very different ideas about aesthetics. :biggrin:
     
  15. Apr 22, 2006 #14
    Woolie and my house would just be a garage, filled with Ferrari’s and motorbikes, and pin up calendars.

    Edit: Better make that a hangar, filled with airplanes, Ferrari's and motorbikes.


    The sad part is, there is a guy at the local airpark who does have a hangar filled with airplanes (T-34 Mentor, twin seat jet-fighter/trainer, Classic piper supercub [cream and maroon], trojan), cars (brand new mercedes, ferrari, ferrari formula 1 car, alfa romeo) but no motorbikes :frown:
     
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  16. Apr 22, 2006 #15

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    :rofl: Yep, like I said, very different tastes. :rofl:
     
  17. Apr 22, 2006 #16

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    The house will be built on a hillside in Malibu - overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The architects rendering shows plenty of windows.
     
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  18. Apr 22, 2006 #17
    Oh yeah, and he owns a P-51 mustang too!
     
  19. Apr 22, 2006 #18

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    Oh! Then those wings will probably come in handy for riding out the mudslides. :bugeye: :biggrin:
     
  20. Apr 22, 2006 #19

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    Well, if one builds properly, there will be no mudslide.

    The CEO of our company designed the foundation of his house. If the hill goes (or the side of the mountain), his will probably be the only house remaining. :rofl: And it overlooks the Pacific Ocean in a fairly exclusive area.
     
  21. Apr 23, 2006 #20

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