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Woman to build house out of 747
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4926216.stm ^ | April 20, 2006

Posted on 04/21/2006 2:00:02 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

A California woman is going ahead with the construction of a house made of elements from a 747 Jumbo jet.

Francie Rehwald wanted her house to look "feminine", have curves and be eco-friendly. Her architect's answer was: "Let's use a 747!"

The wing of the Boeing jet will be used for the roof, its nose as a meditation temple while its trademark "bulge" will serve as a loft.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: 747; architecture; aviation; boeing; design; home; rehwald
Calling Howard Roark
1 posted on 04/21/2006 2:00:06 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

"trademark bulge"

I couldn't get past that phrase.


2 posted on 04/21/2006 2:01:29 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I wonder if you could use a condemned house to make an airplane. Maybe Souter's farmhouse.


3 posted on 04/21/2006 2:02:08 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Bet her neighbors will love an airplane in the hood.


4 posted on 04/21/2006 2:02:22 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju (Emeritus))
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Her architect's answer was: "Let's use a 747!"

Hell, yes. That would have been my first thought, too. I'm always looking for ways to convert old airplanes into other useful objects.

5 posted on 04/21/2006 2:02:49 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Ms Rehwald has to obtain various permits to go ahead with construction.

In particular, she has been asked by the civil aviation authorities to mark the elements of the plane visible from the sky to show that they are not part of a crashed aircraft.


6 posted on 04/21/2006 2:04:21 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
http://www.airplanehome.com/

i imagine some planning departments would freak out when you walk in with your house plans...

7 posted on 04/21/2006 2:05:11 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"Francie Rehwald wanted her house to look 'feminine'"

I always thought that airplanes were a phallic symbol.
8 posted on 04/21/2006 2:07:42 PM PDT by eh_blinkin
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
My favorite recycled fuselage:


9 posted on 04/21/2006 2:09:15 PM PDT by Denver Ditdat (Yo quiero secure borders.)
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To: eh_blinkin

did you say abe lincoln?


10 posted on 04/21/2006 2:10:28 PM PDT by KOZ.
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To: Yo-Yo

I LIKE it! Wow! Glass and chrome furniture inside, bright colors, modern art-my dream house! Let's hope she doesn't go for an exterior like that then fill it with pink and ruffles!

Couldn't build that here in the N.O. area, tho-might become airborne in a storm. :-(


11 posted on 04/21/2006 2:11:37 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: hsalaw
I'm always looking for ways to convert old airplanes into other useful objects.

The Discovery Channel had a program called WingNuts that did exactly that. The show was cancelled, but MotoArt still exists.

12 posted on 04/21/2006 2:13:05 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Another case of more money than sense.


13 posted on 04/21/2006 2:14:41 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

My cousin built her home out of wine vats.


14 posted on 04/21/2006 2:17:33 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
I have a meditation temple in my home...







Mine even has a bookshelf.

15 posted on 04/21/2006 2:18:06 PM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: onedoug

ping


16 posted on 04/21/2006 2:18:23 PM PDT by stylecouncilor
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To: Yo-Yo

That's very cool. Thanks for the link.


17 posted on 04/21/2006 2:18:25 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Hildy


Which cousin?


18 posted on 04/21/2006 2:19:12 PM PDT by onyx (It's easier to indict a ham sandwich or Tom DeLay than it is to indict a Democrat.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Sounds like the latest episode of Junkyard Wars. No doubt it would be an interesting show, one group to build a house out of an airplane and the other group to build their's out of an old shoe. That would be the Mother Goose group.
19 posted on 04/21/2006 2:22:18 PM PDT by Muleteam1
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To: ClearBlueSky

Maybe if you did it right, you could keep it flyable, and just fly out when storms threaten! :-)


20 posted on 04/21/2006 2:23:02 PM PDT by knittnmom (...surrounded by reality)
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To: 80 Square Miles

I wonder what kind of food and drink she serves.


21 posted on 04/21/2006 2:42:34 PM PDT by VOATNOW1
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To: VOATNOW1
"...it seemed to make more sense to acquire an entire aeroplane and to use as many of the components as possible, like the Native American Indians used every part of the buffalo."

How foolish of me not to have immediately seen the connection between a beach house made from a Boeing 747 (plus 'several' million dollars), and the ecological virtues of the Native American Indians.

22 posted on 04/21/2006 2:53:52 PM PDT by lOKKI (You can ignore reality until it bites you in the ass)
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To: stylecouncilor

Flying me home.


23 posted on 04/21/2006 3:19:37 PM PDT by onedoug
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