Industrious recycler living in an airplane in the midst of an Oregon forest

Life & Soul Magazine

Retired engineer and airplane enthusiast Bruce Campbell has a unique address – a converted Boeing 727, that was once used as a Greek aircraft until the mid-1960s, which he calls home in the midst of a forest near Portland.

The plane was bought for $100,000 in 1999 from Athens airport. It started off being a “work in progress” but Campbell eventually converted it into a fully functional living quarters. The wings of the plane had to be taken apart and reinstalled again to allow the huge vehicle to be towed into the tight, secluded space.

Plenty of space can be found within the retired plane, which features a custom built shower, two toilets and a cockpit which has been converted into an entertainment and reading room.

Inside, between the cabin and the cockpit, Campbell has 1,066 square feet of living space. It has a stairway entry (which he can retract if he’s…

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