What a creative idea! Joanne Ussary bought a used Boeing 727. She paid $2,000.00 for the plane. It cost $4,000.00 to move and $24,000.00 to renovate. But not bad for a $30,000.00 investment… The stairs open with a garage door remote and one of the bathrooms is still intact. There is a personal Jacuzzi in the cockpit. The Boeing home is featured as part of a collection of creative conversions. It has a spectacular view!


  1. What a good idé! and I think that ther´s a lot of old AC in Arizona???? maybe they could be of use.

    Good luck w a nice living

    Tinna Nilsson
    Halmstad, SWE

  2. I recognize that paint anywhere! Those are the old colors of Avianca Colombia. I rode many many times on 727s like this one as a child…good memories.

    • How can saving money and materials by reusing something which has already been made and would have otherwise gone to waste at the cost of the environment and the dollar be a waste of time and money? I suggest your comment is a waste of potentially intelligent thinking Annie.

    • AnnieHowe – so is your response. It may not be your idea of good living but it is certainly a worthwhile endeavor on the part of the person who did this. The ultimate in recycling!

  3. Sounds like a jealous comment from someone with a bad mortgage. This is unique and beautiful home for a fraction of what a nice house on similar land would cost.

  4. this isn’t someone’s house! it’s a suite at hotel costa verde in manuel antonio costa rica. I actually stayed in the 727 while i was there, so it’s really cool to stumble upon this and see the bed i slept in and the bathroom i used and chairs i sat in less than a month ago!

    • No kidding? I’m so staying there! What a great use of time, money and space! That other poster who said it’s ugly has NO vision or imagination!!!! I think SHE was a waste of time, money and space! LOL Thanks Adrienne!

    • Dear Dr. Kristi, I have this terrible fear of bald ppleoe. Particularly bald old men. They seem to be everywhere these days! How do you suggest I deal with this issue?

  5. Well now I think this is SUCH a great idea…. GO GREEN :)~
    AnnieHowe No NEED to be a Debbie Downer… makes one ugly….

  6. It is indeed part of the resort hotel of Costa Verde in Costa Rica where I stayed back in March 2010 . Where do you all think these tropical views are from ?

  7. Pretty cool. Having grown up in an airline family [ Eastern Airlines] I flew frequently in 727’s. A great airplane and a great abode! I think however, too much wood in the interior. It should accentuate not dominate.

  8. Unbelievable. I mean, how do you even get the idea for something like this? It’s like when they say “what do you get for the travel lover in your life who has everything”?. Well, apparently a home made of a Boeing. I wonder if she’ll ever put it up on Airbnb or something similar so other people could stay there, too?

  9. So this is not a house it is a hotel room at Costa Verde hotel near Manuel Antonio state park in Costa Rica. I was just there and got to check it out, it’s quite amazing, but that story must be about something else. The cove it is overlooking is wonderful, spent half a day jet skiing in it. Also just up the street there is an old bomber from the Iran-Contra affair back in the 80’s that is converted into a bar. 10/10 I would definitely recommend.

  10. Have heard and seen ship cargo containers been converted into homes. But this one is so creative. And hats off for envisioning this, and daring to put an investment of $28k on $2k of plane.


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