Monday, February 20, 2012

Reusing an Airplaine

Until now I've focused on how people are recycling small every day items in to wonderful things. Today I've found something much larger for you, a Boeing 747 "Jumbo Airplane" that once flew for Singapore Airlines, Pan Am and Transjet. Oscar Diös has turned it into Jumbo Hostel in Stockholm, Sweden. It doesn't fly anymore, so it no longer has that huge carbon footprint it used to have. It still has the original lounge, first class seating and spiral staircase. Other parts of the plane have been converted into rooms where you can sleep, including the cockpit. You can even walk out onto the observation deck built on one of the wings to watch other planes take of and land at the airport. I've read that it's engine rooms are also being converted into bedrooms and the old turbines are going to be remade into the blinds for those rooms. It looks really cool.

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