Bruce Campbell stands near his Boeing 727 home in the woods outside the suburbs of Portland, Oregon May 21, 2014. In 1999, the former electrical engineer had a vision: To save retired jetliners from becoming scrap metal by reusing them. Campbell, 64, is one of a small number of people worldwide who have transformed retired aircraft into a living space or other creative project, although a spokesman for the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association was unable to say precisely how many planes are re-used this way. Picture taken May 21.  REUTERS/Steve Dipaola  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT REAL ESTATE) - RTR3SP8I
© Steve Dipaola / Reuters Bruce Campbell stands near his Boeing 727 home in the woods outside the suburbs of Portland, Oregon May 21, 2014. In 1999, the former electrical engineer had a vision: To save retired jetliners from becoming scrap metal by reusing them. Campbell, 64, is one of a small number of people worldwide who have transformed retired aircraft into a living space or other creative project, although a spokesman for the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association was unable to say precisely how many planes are re-used this way. Picture taken May 21. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT REAL ESTATE) - RTR3SP8I

A former electrical engineer from Portland, Oregon maintains a residence six months out of the year inside of a home that is far from plain--yet all too "plane" at the same time.

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