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Old 07-14-2010, 08:15 AM   #41
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On closer looks, this plane-home with its in-your-face style looks too much like a phallic symbol. I would have tried something more subdued.
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A DC-3 that's still airworthy, or a plane like this?

Now that is way cool!
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You didn't happen to find a photo of what that plane looks like inside now did you? I'd be curious to see if they gutted it and turned it into a room or left it with all the seats and looking like the inside of a plane.
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On closer looks, this plane-home with its in-your-face style looks too much like a phallic symbol. I would have tried something more subdued.

Nah, take another look--it is still very cool! What a ton of work must have gone into that. I am a fan of treehouses of all kinds, though.
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On closer looks, this plane-home with its in-your-face style looks too much like a phallic symbol.
How unspeakably awful.

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How unspeakably awful.

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You didn't happen to find a photo of what that plane looks like inside now did you? I'd be curious to see if they gutted it and turned it into a room or left it with all the seats and looking like the inside of a plane.



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The 727 shown was part of a hotel in Costa Rica. See Old Airplane Converted To Home

There was a Malibu, California woman who paid $40,000 for a junked 747 to convert it into a home. However, the plane was cut up in pieces; its wings were used as roofs for example. In all, the home cost $2million to build, and I don't think the result is cool.

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Here are a few more examples of airplane homes:

Airport Journals

If I had one of those, I would outfit it like a private jet... Exotic woods, leather, polished metal etc...

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How about a planeboat (or is it boatplane) for boaters?



Anyone has seen a plane turned into an RV?
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Well, now that we are onto converted airplanes....

El Avion is a restaurant/bar at Parque Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica. Very cool. We liked it a lot.

The airplane itself figured into the Iran-Contra story.
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I read the linked story on the above C123. It was purchased for a mere $3000. That would have made a good match with the title of this thread: "Live Cheap". The hard part is hauling it away.
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Wow! That's all I can say about the inside of that plane-home. If I ever had a chance to own something like that I'd die a happy woman. I love it!

I'd love to know what it cost them to do that project? Anyone ever read about how much they invested in that plane-home?
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Here's a neat one, the Benson Ford Shiphouse in Put-In-Bay, OH

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The link includes floorplans and pictures.
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Sorry for the thread hijack. Let's return to the OP discussion of "Live Cheap!".

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It's a good idea. I've asked my kids to stay at home to reap these type of benefits.
But do they?

I do not mind letting my kids stay at home for free, so that they can save the money to build a savings, to have money for a down-payment later if they want a place of their own. It did not work!

My daughter, while finishing up her college degree, had a full-time job doing accounting work. While the pay wasn't great, she should be able to save some money, considering that we provided free room and board, and did not ask her to contribute anything towards household expenses. She did not even have to buy toothpaste, nor TP. Food magically appears in the frig and the pantry, as far as she knew. The concept of one having to pay for electricity, water, Internet, and cable is alien to her. Oh, she did have to pay for her cell phone bill, which we probably couldn't afford to.

OK, so at this point, you will say that we were too soft. Yes, we were. As parents, we wanted her to have some extra cash to build some reserves. But somehow, between eating out, expensive hair cut and hair coloring, nail jobs, and clothes, she managed to spend it all each month.

When she graduated and got a better job, I told my wife that it was time for her to be on her own. It would be the only way she would learn that housing and utilities were not free and inalienable rights guaranteed by the Constitution. And I was tired of nagging.

So, she has been out to her own apartment for a few months now. What a big change! What a surprise, although I had expected this to happen. She is now shopping for groceries, cooks and eats at home. She learns to watch for sales, and knows to raise the thermostat when leaving for work.

Amazing! I have read that people who have kids tend to be less liberal. It is because parents, by observing their own children, learn that it is normal human behavior to be lazy, to slack off, and to "sponge" off others when allowed to. This, I can attest to.

I am feeling prouder and prouder of my daughter. My son's next!
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