Bruce Campbell, a 64-year-old retired electrical engineer, had a creative vision for his 10-acre piece of land in Hillsboro, Oregon. He purchased the land for $23,000 in his early twenties, with a clear plan in mind. Campbell wanted to transform an old airplane and the surrounding land into an extraordinary home.
However, his plans took an unexpected turn when he learned about Joanne Ussery, a hairdresser from Mississippi who had converted a Boeing 727 into a unique dwelling. Inspired by her story, Campbell decided to change his approach.
In 1999, Campbell bought a Boeing 727 aircraft from Olympic Airways for $100,000. Transporting the massive plane from Athens, Greece to Oregon proved to be a challenge, costing an additional $120,000. Despite the hefty price tag, Campbell believed it was worth every penny.
The interior of the airplane was thoughtfully designed to provide all the necessary comforts. Many original features, including seats and the toilet, were preserved, while Campbell added a washing machine and a sink.