If you found a plane in the woods, what would you imagine? Is this the wreck of a mysterious plane crash? Or an old plane graveyard? If it happens to be in Hillsboro, Oregon, then that’s just the not-so-humble abode of Bruce Campbell, a retired electrical engineer and very inventive man.
Bruce likes to turn planes that would have otherwise become scrap metal into beautiful upcycled masterpieces. He believes that airplanes can have so much potential outside of their intended use. He used a good dose of imagination, an old plane and a large plot of land to create the most unique house in the world. Read on to see how he built his very exotic home and take a look inside!
1. Dream Big
Bruce Campbell, a retired 64-year-old engineer, has always had a creative vision. When he was in his early 20s, he purchased a 10-acre piece of land for $23,000 deep in the forest of Hillsboro, Oregon with a very clear vision in mind.
From an early age, Campbell loved tinkering with old objects and materials to create new things. His plan for this land was to build a house from several freight vans. It seemed like a wonderful and innovative plan, but it was before he heard about a house built by someone else.